Your Favorite Prof

Marcia Chatelain
A deep dive into the world of Marcia Chatelain; it's filled with musings about french fries and the human condition, analyses of race and culture, and reflections on learning with students. Eclectic, but I make it make sense.
Created 29 Jan 2021
  • Back to school, Back to (moral) panicking
    07 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 3 2
    Class, I had a nice summer break, and I’m so excited to jump back into YOUR FAVORITE PROF this fall. Many of you signed up for my newsletter this summer, and I’d like to reintroduce myself. I’m a teac...
  • From the Archive
    14 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribers, I hope the summer heat, wherever you are, is allowing you to enjoy the outdoors! This past week, I published a piece in The Washington Post’s Made By History section about the relationshi...
  • Going for Gold
    31 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Hello Class, After taking a brief summer vacation, I’ve returned from my break with even more excitement about my love of fast food and good teaching. My July was pretty quiet, except for some more go...
  • While Supplies Last
    10 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Hello Class, I hope that your week was filled with all sorts of learning and fun! My week was pretty full. I had the pleasure of joining the Brooklyn Public Library for a conversation about reparation...
  • Is this For Real?
    05 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hello class, Your Favorite Prof has had quite the past few weeks! I’m still stunned that I actually won the Pulitzer Prize in History, and I have now received an official letter of congratulations, so...
  • Deliciously Fast Summer Reading (and Listening and Watching)
    25 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Class, Thanks for all the notes of congratulations on my book Franchise winning the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for History. If you are new to the newsletter, I write about fast food and good teaching. These ...
  • Wait, what?
    13 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 3
    Friends, I had big plans on Friday: Bake a cake. Clean my closet. Write the newsletter and feature the best fast food writing for your summer reading list, and write something heartfelt about my stude...
  • Cook Out: It's Huge
    04 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hello Class, I hope you had a great week and that you had a little extra time this past holiday weekend. Your favorite prof definitely enjoyed the long weekend and took a little break from newsletteri...
  • Labor Daze, Part II
    21 May 2021 • 7 min read • 1 1
    Friends, many of you are celebrating the end of a school year—as educators, parents, supportive observers—and there are many reasons to believe that this moment will be the last gasp of Zoom School. A...
  • Labor Daze, Part I
    14 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Subscribers, YOUR FAVORITE PROF is grinding through the end of the school term and summer is so close, but still feels so far away. I didn’t have much going on this past week, but I did land my first ...
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