Jason Wallestad

Exploring the worlds where parenting, teaching, advising, and coding coincide.

January 2013

Gather ‘Round the Campfire

January 23, 2013

I love my editors this year, and they’re one of the most talented groups I’ve taught, but man, are they bad at paying attention to me.  What was that over there? A shiny bauble?  What was I saying again… They come to class, and the first thing most of them do is migrate to the Read More

The Accidental Adviser

January 18, 2013

I never intended to be a journalism adviser.  I took my first teaching job in a rural school in the middle of South Dakota, and, like many others who advise high-school publications, I was handed the newspaper advising responsibilities along with my first English classes.