I love American Idol. I hate to admit it, but I do. One of my favorite parts of the show are the train wrecks who attempt to belt out Christina Aguilera at the top of their lungs. They think they're great - and they're not. When you think about it - it's actually kind of cruel. … Continue reading Honesty.
So, I was battling the hustle and bustle of the holiday shopping season and popped into my local Apple store while perusing the mall. As I checked out - it got me to thinking about what I am calling the apple question. What would Steve Jobs do [with education]? This question came to me as … Continue reading Hope.
What is our purpose? I believe this to be an overlooked question as it relates to our actions in public schools across this nation. I feel lost sometimes with no idea where to begin the discussion with fellow educators about initiatives that are going to change the system. A system that for the most part … Continue reading Purpose.
I was speaking with a group of high school freshmen repeat freshmen this past week. We were reviewing their "hot off the presses" progress reports, or lack there of reports. When I speak with students who are in situations like this - students that we in public ed label "at-risk" - I like to be … Continue reading Take It Easy
Today in class, as I often do, caught a student copying work for another class. It got me to thinking... What are our students getting from the work that we assign them? Assignments that can be copied and done in a few minutes during the class period prior to being turned in have zero affect … Continue reading Archive: Cheat, Cheat – Never Beat