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.
cc photo by Jeff Delp | Student at Good Neighbor School – Port Au Prince, Haiti And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You
To those who are regular readers of my blog, it is no secret that my passion lies in working with students who are considered most “at-risk.” At-risk of poor behavior. At-risk of high truancy rates. At-risk of academic failure. At-risk