About the Author

My name is Paul Garrity. I have been teaching elementary school since 2009.

I am, as many educators are, caught in a complex tension between mandates from the adults in our educational hierarchy and inspiration from the students I get to teach every day. In response to this tension, I attempt to be led more and more by the natural curiosity of my students. My hope is to make their educational experience equal parts fun, engaging, and challenging, fostering within them the knowledge, skills, practices, and self-efficacy to find their place in this world.