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Hey! I'm

Marlow.

I help secondary teachers excel in the classroom and start their own business!

After teaching secondary ELA (English Language Arts) for five years in Maryland, I decided to leave my job and start my own business.

Why? Well, after losing my mother in 2017, I reflected heavily on my life and answered two vital questions:

Am I living or just existing?

Am I happy with my personal and professional life?

Hey! I'm

Marlow.

I help secondary teachers excel in the classroom and start their own business!

After teaching secondary ELA (English Language Arts) for five years in Maryland, I decided to leave my job and start my own business.

Why? Well, after losing my mother in 2017, I reflected heavily on my life and answered two vital questions:

Am I living or just existing?

Am I happy with my personal and professional life?

Creator of Education is Lit

Hey! I'm

Marlow.

I help secondary teachers excel in the classroom and start their own business!

After teaching secondary ELA (English Language Arts) for five years in Maryland, I decided to leave my job and start my own business.

Why? Well, after losing my mother in 2017, I reflected heavily on my life and answered two vital questions:

Am I living or just existing?

Am I happy with my personal and professional life?

These were questions that had plagued me for years, and I never answered them because I buried myself in my teaching career to avoid monumental losses in my life:

My Father

The death of my father in 2010.

 
My Grandmother

The death of my grandmother in 2012.

The death of my mother in 2017.

The murder of my childhood friend in 2015.

The loss of two dear college friends in 2016.

When my brother called me at five in the morning to tell me the news about my mother, my world stopped. When it restarted again, I sought therapy to battle my ongoing depression, and I had a new purpose and outlook on life.

From this came the motivation for Education is Lit, but the idea had been swimming in my mind ever since my first-year teaching.

Me as a first year teacher

Me during my first year of teaching! Look at that baby face!

Back in 2014 during my first year, I was supremely naive to the beautiful and downright ugly things that comes with being a teacher.

By October, I was visiting my cousin (a former teacher) and venting about how stressed and overwhelmed I was, and that maybe I had made a mistake. 

I did not feel prepared.

Me as a first year teacher

Me during my first year of teaching! Look at that baby face!

Back in 2014 during my first year, I was supremely naive to the beautiful and downright ugly things that comes with being a teacher.

By October, I was visiting my cousin (a former teacher) and venting about how hard everything was and that maybe I had made a mistake. 

I did not feel prepared.

Me as a first year teacher

Me during my first year of teaching! Look at that baby face!

Back in 2014 during my first year, I was supremely naive to the beautiful and downright ugly things that comes with being a teacher.

By October, I was visiting my cousin (a former teacher) and venting about how hard everything was and that maybe I had made a mistake. 

I did not feel prepared.

I felt like the four years I spent in college only halfway prepared me for knowing the content, but didn’t really teach me how to be an actual teacher or how to prevent and treat teacher burnout.

So, I decided to reflect on my five years of teaching to figure out the best strategies to help lessen teacher stress, overwhelm and burn out.

This reflection turned into a philosophy that I knew could help so many teachers! It’s a philosophy that if followed, will change your outlook on your teaching:

Everything falls under classroom management. Everything.

Your classroom/ individual organization and time management, student engagement and rapport, consistency, systems, procedures, policies, core rules and consequences, and self-care IS your classroom management plan.

All of these factors can make or break how smooth your classroom runs and how productive you are, which can then impact your chances of becoming burnt out and or increasing how burnt out you feel.

It is my mission to help teachers fed up with feeling stressed and underpaid implement actionable steps to lessen the overwhelm, and start their own business to supplement their income.

I felt like the four years I spent in college only halfway prepared me for knowing the content but didn’t really teach me how to be actual teacher. 

Over the years, this feeling never went away and eventually developed into an idea: a blog to help teachers elevate their classroom management practices.

As I reflected on my five years of teaching, the idea turned into a philosophy that I knew could help so many teachers! It’s a philosophy that if followed, will change your outlook on your teaching:

Everything falls under classroom management. Everything.

Your classroom and individual organization, student engagement and rapport, consistency, systems, procedures, policies,  core rules and consequences IS your classroom management plan.

All of these factors can make or break how smooth your classroom runs!

It is my mission to help teachers, from first year to veteran, rock their classroom management!

Classroom Management Philosophy
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This a collaborative space for first year/new teachers to discuss, share, vent and learn with each other, and also through the mentorship of seasoned/veteran secondary teachers.

Interesting Tidbits

Did you know that Education is Lit has more than one meaning? 

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Siblings

I have 5 siblings, but grew up with two of my brothers; Sean pictured left is 3 years younger, while Harry pictured right is 3 years older! 

Trees of Righteousness

I have been singing on my youth choir at church for the past 11 years!  

The Breakfast Club
The Goonies

My two favorite movies of all time are The Breakfast Club and The Goonies!

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