George Lucas Educational Foundation

Brian Sztabnik

Brian Sztabnik created the Talks With Teachers podcast,, and #aplitchat on Twitter. He has taught English Language Arts for 11 years in middle schools, high schools, the inner city and the suburbs. He is currently the lead English teacher at a high school on Long Island, where he teaches AP Literature and Composition, Creative a Writing, and Public Speaking. He is the College Board advisor for AP Literature and was a 2015 Bammy! nominee for Education Commentor/ Blogger. He spent 10 years as a varsity basketball coach but now spends his time as a devoted father.

Areas of Interest: 
interactive approaches to learning,
professional development

User Activity

Posted article Igniting a Passion for Reading

7 months 1 week ago to 9-12 High School

Posted blog Reclaiming the Virtues of Teaching

1 year 3 weeks ago to Teacher Development

Posted blog Voxer Versatility: New Ways to Communicate

1 year 7 months ago to Education Trends

Posted discussion The Courage to Believe in Teachers

1 year 11 months ago to Teacher Leadership

Posted discussion 5 Quotes to Focus You This Fall

2 years 2 weeks ago to Back to School

Posted discussion 6 Non-Teaching Books Every Teacher Should Read

2 years 1 month ago to Teacher Development

Posted discussion 7 Things I've Learned from Teaching This Year

2 years 2 months ago to New Teachers

Posted blog A New Definition of Rigor

2 years 3 months ago to Critical Thinking

Posted discussion DIY: 3 Reasons Why It's Better than Rescue-by-Google

2 years 3 months ago to Lesson Plans