For the past three plus decades this time of year has always produced excitement. I am a retired teacher who has evolved into enjoying this remarkable time of year with my wife and…Continue
The hazy crazy days of summer are soon to be replaced by the structured education of our children. Some schools start in late August while others wait until the traditional end of summer…Continue
Webster defines compete as, “ striving for something (as a prize or a reward) for which another is also striving.” The definition goes on to describe competition as, “ a contest in which…Continue
Every now and then all teachers need to remember why they became teachers. Sometimes these reasons raise a smile on all of our faces. Also, we all need a break from the stresses of the election and its results.
Autumn is one of those magical times of the year when everything seems to be changing for the better.
Our gardens are yielding up their delicious bounty, the heavy summer air has been replaced by an invigorating freshness and kids everywhere…Continue
The hazy crazy days of summer are soon to be replaced by the structured education of our children. Some schools start in late August while others wait until the traditional end of summer call Labor Day. This year many of our children will be experiencing a new form of education philosophy that will concern itself with “Common Core” and “Proficiency Based Education”. This is a substantial change in how our children learn. The question before all of us is this a good…Continue
The other day at school I was advised by my administration that I should keep my political views to myself. Since the present political cycle is the oddest and most interesting of my life this request will be very difficult to obey. But, also since I am getting older and retirement is less than a year away I thought it best to listen to myself and be damned to all who want to control my thoughts
As I watched my colleagues remove all of their students work in order…Continue
I had a great day.....
..... yesterday. But, even the greatest of days doesn't make it any easier to get up at 5:00 in the morning. If only I could get to bed before 11:00 PM on school nights. That would make my life much easier. With mountains of correcting being precipitated every day that possibility is basically impossible. So here I am, shocking myself awake with a cold shower so I can stay alert for the approaching new day.