ABOUT BAKPAX

We believe that other than parents and socioeconomic conditions, teachers have the most important influence on each generation of children. Yet they are chronically overworked and underappreciated. We want to help make the job of teaching more fulfilling and productive.

  • A happier teacher makes for a happier classroom.
  • A teacher with more free time in the day is a teacher who is less stressed and more effective.
  • A teacher armed with information on the class’s understanding of each concept is a teacher who can better personalize each day’s lesson plan.

PAX CORPS

Pax Corps is a community where classroom educators share strategies and experiences that have shaped them into happier and more effective teachers. From a math teacher's quest to practice effective time management, to a science teacher explaining the benefits of audio-recording classroom conversions, to an english teacher's self-discovery that she had created only a pseudo-welcoming classroom, the Pax Corps is full of real stories from real teachers. Come learn and share with us!

How We Must Support and Learn With the Reluctant, Anxious Elementary Math Teacher

How We Must Support and Learn With the Reluctant, Anxious Elementary Math Teacher

“To the very last, the desire to challenge oneself and understand more. And to the ...

Teacher Summer Renewal: How I Recharge My Battery to Prevent Teacher Burnout

Teacher Summer Renewal: How I Recharge My Battery to Prevent Teacher Burnout

Teachers, like students, live life on a cyclical journey. As we move from unit to ...

Why I Believe We Need to Banish The Hard-Ass Grading Teacher to History

Why I Believe We Need to Banish The Hard-Ass Grading Teacher to History

“Your mom was the only teacher who didn’t give me an F.” My adult daughter ...

The Assessment Swiss Army Knife:  9 Student Assessment Tools to Help Teachers Achieve 6 Critical Learning Goals

The Assessment Swiss Army Knife: 9 Student Assessment Tools to Help Teachers Achieve 6 Critical Learning Goals

One of the greatest challenges the educational community faces is how to move forward from ...

Time Management Tips for Teachers: A High School Math Teacher’s Perspective

Time Management Tips for Teachers: A High School Math Teacher’s Perspective

Time management is one of the biggest issues a teacher faces. When it comes to ...

All I Really Need to Know About Classroom Management I Learned Teaching In a Maximum-Security Correctional Facility
Equity Cards in the Classroom: Using External Structures to Counteract Internal Bias

Equity Cards in the Classroom: Using External Structures to Counteract Internal Bias

Everyone has internal biases. Even the most conscientious, “woke” person you’ve ever met is not ...

I Took Two Years Off From Teaching To Discover I Had Created A Pseudo-Welcoming Classroom Environment

I Took Two Years Off From Teaching To Discover I Had Created A Pseudo-Welcoming Classroom Environment

By 2006 I was a credentialed English teacher in the most culturally diverse district in ...

8 Years Later: What I Learned from Launching One of the First 1:1 iPad Programs

8 Years Later: What I Learned from Launching One of the First 1:1 iPad Programs

Eight years ago I joined a team of educators in launching one of the first ...

How to Organize Teacher Paperwork In the Classroom:  A Guide to Online Workflow Tools

How to Organize Teacher Paperwork In the Classroom: A Guide to Online Workflow Tools

The average teacher works  53 hours a week, at great cost to her health and ...

When to give advice, and when to think twice: A guide to managing student work

When to give advice, and when to think twice: A guide to managing student work

If you want to teach and have a life, you need to practice “satisficing.” What? ...

10 Anti-Hacks to Slowly Improve Teacher Wellness

10 Anti-Hacks to Slowly Improve Teacher Wellness

What teacher isn’t run down? From planning to teaching, grading, supervisions, coaching, running clubs, dealing ...

A Path to 92% Literacy Improvement through Personalized Learning

A Path to 92% Literacy Improvement through Personalized Learning

While going over my school’s entrance test data, I was shocked by the number of ...

5 reasons to start audio-recording your classroom conversations, today

5 reasons to start audio-recording your classroom conversations, today

My school-day consists of four drastically different sections of biology and one section of AP ...

Prelude to a Meaningful Class Start

Prelude to a Meaningful Class Start

Students enter a new classroom setting potentially six or seven times a day, and how ...

A Guide to Creating Assessment Rubrics in Collaboration with Your Students

A Guide to Creating Assessment Rubrics in Collaboration with Your Students

I have found that disturbing gaps between my expectations and students’ work—and the many frustrations ...

How to Choose the Road to Longevity Over the Pathway to Teacher Burnout

How to Choose the Road to Longevity Over the Pathway to Teacher Burnout

In the court of public opinion, a twenty-something teacher will almost always be better than ...

Fix these teacher time traps to take back your evenings

Fix these teacher time traps to take back your evenings

There’s a warm yellow glow in your living room as Sunday night descends. The last ...