Meredith Stewart (that’s me ) is 7th and 8th grade history teacher at an independent school in North Carolina. I also teach a blended learning (classroom and online) US History course for high school juniors and seniors, and I am the Middle School History department chair.
The opinions/ramblings/rants contained herein are my own and do not represent the views of my employer.
The inspiration for the name of this blog comes from a passage in The Adventues of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Huck is attempting to decide between turning in Jim, a runaway slave, or helping him escape:
I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself:
“All right, then, I’ll go to hell”- and tore [the letter to Miss Watson] up.
It was awful thoughts, and awful words, but they was said. And I let them stay said; and never thought no more about reforming…because as long as I was in, and in for good, I might as well go the whole hog.
The decision to teach and to blog about it might not be so grave a decision as breaking the law, but it did take me awhile to get to the point where I felt I had the courage to do it. Read more in this post. I’m in for good.