Male educators often get a bad wrap. In a profession that is undeniably female-centered, male teachers are forced to operate in a space that most men would find hard to fathom, the minority. This, in and of itself, is not problematic. Great educators come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and yes, GENDERS. What IS troubling,… Continue reading The VISIBLE Man:Why Male Educators Matter
I enjoy a good book. And like most people, when I seek out a book, I typically seek out authors and titles that more or less align with my view of the world and how it works. This narrow minded practice informed my latest purchase, Sir Ken Robinson’s “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming… Continue reading The Bipolarity of Standardized Testing
Post originally ran in a March 2015 edition of the Citrus County Chronicle As Citrus County’s 2015 Teacher of the Year, I had the unique opportunity to participate in an education summit hosted by Governor Rick Scott on February 24th and 25th in the state’s capitol. A portion of the summit was dedicated to a… Continue reading FL Gov. Scott’s Education Narrative: a Teacher’s Perspective
There once was a man with two children, Despair and Hope. And they couldn’t have been more different. Despair lived her days in utter dread. No matter the circumstance, Despair lacked the ability to see any silver lining. All there was, in Despair’s eyes, were bad happenings and worse happenings. This understandably drove her father… Continue reading Teaching Hope: The Parable of the Dung-Flingin’ Educator
How a student convinced me to continue to teach Lovecraft despite his racism.
If I was to be honest, teaching is one of the most frustrating aspects of my life. And I love it.