The title of this post references the Tom Petty Album of the same name that was released on July 2nd, 1991. The songs on the album include – “Learning to Fly”, “Kings Highway”, “Into the Great Wide Open”, “The Dark of the Sun”, “All or Nothin’”, “All the Wrong Reasons”,Continue Reading

The title of this post is in reference to the final set of episodes of David Tennant as The Doctor and given my theme of using movie titles, television episode titles, and song titles – I thought it appropriate.This post is an ongoing multi-post attempt at reflecting on 2020 andContinue Reading

The title of this post is in reference to the final set of episodes of David Tennant as The Doctor and given my theme of using movie titles, television episode titles, and song titles – I thought it appropriate. This post is a multi-post attempt at reflecting on 2020. YouContinue Reading

I love writing reflections on this blog – having been doing it for the better part of six years it allows me to look at the time from the start of this madcap journey in January of 2014 to now through my various writings and musings I’ve put to keyboardContinue Reading

There’s an old adage in education that was once told to new teachers.  It was, “Don’t smile until December”.  The concept was that you wanted to start out heavy handed and restrictive in your classroom management so that you could eventually, by December, start to unloosen the ties that bindContinue Reading

I love creating blog headlines that connect to either songs, or movies. I also try and connect what I’m writing to the headline. Often, I miss the mark. Or I have to write a paragraph explaining why I chose the movie, or piece of music. I love the song thisContinue Reading

I take some time to reflect on what we’ve learned, what we’ve experienced, and how we move forward as educators. Lots of questions, lots of thoughts, and still searching for answers as I look back on the last 370 days of my career as a 6th grade Literacy Teacher movingContinue Reading

We all have a dream.  It is that thing we all wish for, desire, and stop in wonder every so often to imagine us doing that one thing.  We all have a dream. It might be a small dream that we quietly resolve to do before we leave this place.Continue Reading

Teaching is a complicated mess of ideologues, pedagogues, and demagogues. Across this great country are a panoply of public, private, charter, magnet, and assorted other types of bodies of education focused on any number of ideas on how to teach and educate the ages of one to eighteen. My futureContinue Reading