Posts Categorized: Teachers

Saturday Morning – Tivo and Coffee

I love Saturday mornings!  As a teacher the weeks are very busy.  If you have children (we have four, one left in the house in fourth grade) it is even busier.  Play practice, church, cheer and tumbling and lots of homework is the norm for our daughter and our week.  But on Saturday, the pressures […]

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 […]

ALERT: Today Is The Most Important Day of Your Life!

My title sounds great, but I don’t believe it.  But if you talk to our school administrators and politicians they think today is the most important day of your student’s life.  Why? Because today we take some STAAR tests at my school beginning today.  Four hours where you are to prove your worth as a […]

We are Back To All White – Thank Goodness

                        Before you call me a racist allow me to explain.  For the past two weeks my little junior high school where I teach 8th grade has been without paper.  I don’t mean low on paper, I mean OUT of PAPER.  None. Gone. Zero. […]

Teaching should be about Transforming Lives

                      Some days as a teacher you are bored with what you have to teach.  I mean how exciting can it be to teach about the Northwest Ordinance?  Not very.  But of course we know it has to be taught because it is important to […]