Steve Gardiner is a high school English and journalism teacher at Billings Senior High School in Billings, Montana. He is a National Board Certified Teacher and was Montana Teacher of the Year in 2008.
Steve’s Recent Stories
Education Mar 15Column: By saddling students with debt, we’re depriving them of self-reliance
The burden of college debt will hang on our current students for years, but depriving them of the sense of pride and dignity they could develop by advancing their own lives could last a lifetime.
Education Aug 24Column: He, she, they? Why it’s time to leave this grammar rule behind
As a high school English teacher, I have been crossing out the singular use of the word “they” for many years. It's time to move on.
Education May 13Column: Students are addicted to their cellphones, and they need our help
Addiction is a strong word, but it accurately describes the dysfunctional behavior exhibited by teenagers in my high school English classroom when I ask them to put away their cellphones.