Ben Orlin

Ben Orlin is a high school teacher in Oakland, California. He blogs at

May 21 2014 7:21 AMHow to Fix the SATGive out fewer scores.
April 29 2013 12:17 PMWhat It Feels Like to Be Bad at MathMy hazy, anxious, defensive procrastination made me a better teacher.
Aug. 28 2013 6:29 PMYou’re Not Stupid. You’re Slow.Teachers use a variety of words to describe failure. Here’s what they all mean.
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