• 9-11 Tribute

    By / September 9, 2016 / Education

    Today we are doing our annual 9-11 class and I found this in my files, I wanted to share it with you: It was a glorious late summer day in New York City and Washington D.C and a sleeping little village in the Pennsylvania countryside. Who could know that the serenity and beauty that day… [read more]

  • No Subs is No Problem!

    By / January 27, 2016 / A New Year, Education

    I used to teach in the public schools, loved it, hated it, today I teach at a private school. I loved the people I worked with and, for the most part, my students. I didn’t like all of the red tape, needless paperwork, lack of discipline and I could go on and on. I used… [read more]

  • What If Teachers Were Treated Like Football Players?

    By / December 7, 2014 / Education, Teachers

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  • The Hardest Part

    By / October 20, 2014 / Education

    I found this at this website: Curmudgucation They never tell you in teacher school, and it’s rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate. Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post once put together a series… [read more]

  • Blame the Teacher for our Education Issues, Todd goes on a RANT and We Celebrate our 25th – TTIT 046

    By / October 15, 2014 / Education, Podcast, Slider

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Does anyone have a job for a teacher, Whose fault is the Education Problem?  It is those poor teachers.   We celebrated our 25 year anniversary We are not sure what “Level III” teaching is, do you? Todd’s blog post, Blame the Teacher How to say goodbye . …. [read more]

  • What Can We Be?

    By / August 26, 2014 / 2014 - 2015 School Year, Education

    I wrote this to encourage my teachers this year as we start school.  However, I think it applies to all of us: __________________________________________________ Good Morning Team,  Each year we start fresh on the first day of school.  Each student has a blank slate to make of it what they will.  Each teacher too has a… [read more]

  • 5 Technologies to Try in Classroom

    By / August 14, 2014 / Education, Teachers, Technology

    Taken from the Huffington Post Don Waisanen Become a fan 5 Technologies You Should Consider Using in the Classroom Posted: 08/12/2014 3:12 pm EDT Updated: 08/12/2014 3:59 pm EDT Print Article The news this week has been replete with stories about whether or not iPads or similar devices can contribute much to students’ learning. Whatever the answers, what is clear is that online… [read more]

  • Should Education Have Fewer Educators?

    By / June 13, 2014 / A New Year, Education, Finances, Teachers

     Are former teachers qualified to run multi-million dollar businesses?  I wonder if this is our best model, because that is what we do in education today.  We take a person and train them as a teacher and they teach three years, get a their masters in “Education Leadership” and then become a principle.  After a… [read more]

  • Why Does Education Run Off the Best?

    By / June 12, 2014 / A New Year, Education, Teachers

    Last week we lost a talented member of our faculty.  Not to the oil field (I teach in Midland, Texas and the oil field is taking lots of teachers due to the ability to make a lot of money), not to retirement, but to a place where they will feel, appreciated.  They decided to leave a… [read more]

  • Teacher Survey

    By / April 22, 2014 / A New Year, Education, Teachers

    I recently did a survey of teachers at my school and others.  Here is the result of that survey. 1. What grade level do you teach? Elementary 0 0% Junior High 24 92% High School 2 8% Other 0 0% School District midland Midland ISD MISD MISD Allen ISD Midland 2. How many years have you taught? 0 – 5… [read more]

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