Posts Categorized: Education

The Hardest Part

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 […]

9-11 Tribute

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 […]

No Subs is No Problem!

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 […]

What Can We Be?

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 […]

5 Technologies to Try in Classroom

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 […]

Should Education Have Fewer Educators?

 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 […]

Why Does Education Run Off the Best?

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 […]

Teacher Survey

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 […]