Send us your problems!

We need your help! (And your problems.) We are creating a video series here at indent about our upcoming book: DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence. In this 8-part series, starting in early April, we are going to make a teaching tool (like this or this!) in real time to help address a persistent problem in teaching and learning.

We would love to feature one of you in each episode, tackling a real problem that you face in your classroom. Maybe your kids are (still) not using word solving strategies, or maybe their essay introductions are stagnating. Maybe you want your kids to be more independent, or perhaps you dream of your students calling forth information they've learned in the past and applying it as they learn now.

This means, we need YOU! Write us, tell us what's troubling you, what's not working right now. Share a problem you face and we'll do our best to join your side and help tackle it.

It is our hope that these videos will help you continue to solve problems, make helpful teaching tools, and laugh a little along the way - without worrying too much about whether they are absolutely perfect and beautiful. (Ours will be neither, we can assure you.)

Shoot us an email letting us know what problems you would like help solving, and we will do our best to help. Don't forget to include:

  • your name
  • where you teach (school name and/or state)
  • your grade level(s)

Email us at - and thank you.

-Kate & Maggie