Posts Tagged: teaching

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 […]

A Nation at Risk?

    I blogged a couple of days ago and asked the question, “Who is Running the School“?  Here are some more thoughts on the plight of our educational system today. First and foremost the school is designed to teach the students.  It is not designed to be a daycare center, a home for the […]

Podcast from Two Teachers in Texas

 No church last week, school is a mess, we got to watch movies, Frozen and Lincoln and Happy Advent  –  TTIT 035 I preached We had a quiet Thanksgiving, but good To fry or smoke?  Or both? We have had a huge event in our life School is challenging AEP, yuck The movie Frozen is great and […]

Who is Running the School?

Are the Inmates running the Asylum? Imagine being in charge of  people that are less than 15 years old and you have been charged to teach various subjects and to instill in them a sense of integrity, honor, hard work and a love of learning.  Now imagine that you have to do this with 100 […]

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 […]

First Day of School

                              A New Year Well the first day came and went with little fanfare, rather smooth I think.  We do have 17 new teachers on a campus of around 45 faculty.  That is quite a high percentage of turnover.  Which got […]

My Theory on Teaching

So I have this theory on teaching. It goes along with the calendar to a large degree. Have you ever wondered why teachers complain so much, but come back to teaching year-after-year?  I am the worst offender.  I complain and think about other things to do (and I still am) but here I am every […]