We need to admit that Education is in a state of crisis. I have some ideas/opinions on this Continue reading Nationally, fewer students enroll in teacher preparation programs.
This is another article outlining an inner city teacher calling it quits. It hurts my heart to read this. It indeed makes me sad to see that a community that needs the most has run off one of it’s most vital resources. I will detail my feelings, but in the mean time here is the … Continue reading It shouldn’t be this way
I am sitting here pondering some tough decisions. I am hoping to have some of these taken care of early in the new year. The next 45 days are going to be an interesting work to work through. Continue reading Working through
“What’s Homecoming, Mr Whitaker?” It’s a time of the year, usually late October, when all alumni, family and friends gather at the college for food, football and friends. It’s a time to catch up with tons of your brothers and sisters that you haven’t seen since, whenever. But when you see them it’s like you … Continue reading What’s Homecoming Mr Whitaker?
It’s amazing how changing my perspective on this craft has taken a lot of weight off my mind. I have been focusing on how I can better my own skills. Rather than placing my attention on what I can’t control, I’ve placed my attention on me. That’s made the daily grind much more manageable. Yesterday … Continue reading 1st Semester
Getting my class organized and ready for next week. My teammate and I are lining up our plans. Tomorrow is our “meet and greet”. My girls have been super helpful this Summer. The benefits of having dad being a teacher go both ways. The 2019-20 school year is upon us. Not sure how others do … Continue reading 3,2,1…
I admit it, I’m not remotely excited about this school year. Moving to a different grade level and changing classrooms…again. For those keeping score this is my 6th move in as many years. I’m flustered and really kinda over it. Moving to a private school was really a change for me. Since moving here I’ve … Continue reading I need something…different
This summer has been quiet and strategic. I wouldn’t mind “doing more”, but really I’ve been relaxing. I had a chance to go to a fantastic conference that helped shed more light on the classical ed model. I’ve been able to hang out with my wife and kids a lot. I’ve done lots of reading. … Continue reading A relaxing update
My second year at a private school is in the books. I have a lot to unpack from this year. It’s been a great one, indeed. Lots to reflect upon. Continue reading Second Year is a wrap