• Blue/Gray Ball

    By / April 7, 2017 / School, Trinity

    I am blessed to teach at a wonderful school, Trinity Midland, the staff, and administration go out of their way to provide opportunities for our students to grow and discover the world in unique ways.  One of the long-standing traditions is the Blue/Gray ball.  Mr. Bill Coombes created an event that commemorates the great Civil War…. [read more]

  • The Red Bandanna

    By / September 9, 2016 / 9-11, School

    Today in my class we discussed the events surrounding 9-11.  I showed this powerful video, The Man in the Red Bandanna.  If you haven’t seen it you MUST view it!  If you have already seen it do yourself a favor and watch it again.

  • I’m Back!!!!!!!!!!!

    By / November 9, 2015 / School, TTIT

    And just when you thought it was safe to read the blogs again – I make a reappearance.  I took a hiatus due to a huge job change.  I have been trying to get acclimated to my new surroundings.  It has taken much more time than what I had anticipated.  I love my new job,… [read more]

  • STAAR 2014 – Can You Pass?

    By / August 14, 2014 / History, School

                Here is the just released STAAR test for 8th grade social studies.  Can you pass it?  See why this test was successfully navigated by a mere 44 percent of Midland ISD’s students.  Go ahead, try it and see how you do. STAAR-G8-2014

  • STAAR Results Are Here

    By / June 5, 2014 / A New Year, School, Slider

    So the STAAR results came out two weeks ago and for my district here in the big oil town of Midland, Texas, they were not very good.  I read an editorial in my hometown paper that stated, “MISD owes explanation for what students are learning in classrooms”.  I agree.  I think we do owe an… [read more]

  • STAAR – Aaargh!

    By / April 4, 2013 / School, STAAR

    We  just finished with the first two days of STAAR testing. I hate it! I don’t like the test itself, but I really don’t like sitting around for four hours watching the kids try to pass these tests. Boring! But beyond that the idea that one day on a year we see how much a child… [read more]

  • T.G.I.F.

    By / February 22, 2013 / A Year in School, School

    How true this is for me today. I am so glad it is Friday! Being a teacher, if you do it correctly, is a rather taxing endeavor. I mean you have to plan your lessons outside of class, meet with students outside of class, grade papers outside of class and then have to BE IN… [read more]

  • Is School Too Easy?

    By / January 4, 2013 / A Year in School, School, Teachers

                    I came across this at the end of the year where you find, well end of the year stuff. It was another from July of 2012 on the issue of school and how easy school is today. Students were surveyed and said that much of what they… [read more]

  • A Poem from one of my students

    By / December 19, 2012 / Poetry, School, Teachers

    Trouble With Girls By Sam Hullender and Cole Hays Their hard to find plus, they’ll put you in a bind There is so many of them Yet, you can only find one gem Old memories that you can’t shake but there’s still enough time for more to make They’ll send you in whirls That’s the… [read more]

  • What do Teachers Make?

    By / August 29, 2012 / School, Teachers

    Do you teach?  Then you have GOT to watch this video!

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