Oh my giddy aunt. I think I’ve had it. I’m done. I quit. I resign, effective immediately. I cannot take it anymore. What’s that you say? I have to still pay bills, rent, and support my family? Well, bollocks. Maybe I should write out my feelings. You know, use myContinue Reading

We’ve made it to ten episodes!  And to that end, we bring in an outsider to education.  Paul joins the program to talk about distance learning, business model stuff, and how do we change, fix, upgrade, address, and/or triage education without losing the plot?  Be ready to be challenged plentyContinue Reading

Am I ready? It’s the question I’ve been asking as the countdown to that ephemeral first day of classes ticks closer and closer. It’s a terrible question, actually. Not because I shouldn’t be preparing and planning – that’s part of the job. But the crux of the question is suggestingContinue Reading

I have loved riding bikes since I was a little kid in Aloha, OR shredding the dust in my one gear BMX bike.  I remember the Christmas when I got a silver Schwinn with like 5 gears and I was apocalyptic.  It was my favorite thing.  I don’t remember muchContinue Reading

Never let it be said that I’m a perfect and infallible teacher – because that’s simply never going to be the case.  We, as educators, are always under construction and learning every day as we teach.  For me, a moment like this occurred a few weeks ago.  I wrote thisContinue Reading

Theories are wonderful things.  They are helpful in examining an issue or an idea.  They allow us to apply the scientific method and test various variables.  Again – wonderful thing.  Except when it comes to English and specifically composition theory.  You see, there’s a theory for everything composition under theContinue Reading

The greatness of teaching is that if you’re good, you’ll enjoy a career educating the masses and informing students in whatever subject you teach.  If you’re great – they’ll remember you fondly.  Your lessons both practical and academic will endure as they are passed on to their kids or evenContinue Reading