Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone. Person to person. – Mother Theresa Haiti is one of those places you could visit, and quickly lose hope. The poverty, squalor, and difficult living conditions are almost unimaginable. Unfortunately, I know
This is one of those ‘honest’ posts that I tend to write when I am struggling — more reflection than substance. In education, I think it’s important to be honest about the challenges we experience. It is easy to
As many states are locked in a struggle with school funding issues, I have begun to question whether our society truly values education for ‘ALL’ students. To date, I have not heard anyone come right out and say that they support
As a school administrator, it has become increasingly frustrating to hear the assault on public education launched by our elected officials. While it seems particularly bad in Arizona, I know that many states are dealing with similar circumstances. With that
Your actions speak so loudly, that I cannot hear what you are saying. – Emerson As in many states, the Arizona legislature is waging what feels like a full scale attack against our public school system. In addition, it has been
In teaching, you can’t do the Bloom stuff, until you take care of the Maslow stuff. – Alan E. Beck The state of Arizona has become equivalent to the “state of dysfunction” when it comes to education funding and policy.
You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – John Wooden Please indulge me for just a few minutes to share about a personal passion, and mission — and then
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant? – Henry David Thoreau I am a junior high school student. A junior high school student with a learning disability. I’m not
I first saw this short documentary a little over a year ago (and loved it), but have only recently drawn some parallels between the compelling story of the little soccer team and what we hopefully try to accomplish with our students. Take a
In the midst of our third week of school, I have been thinking a lot about the idea of “grit” and how we can convince some of our most challenging students that their hard work and determination will pay off.