Front of the Class: Lessons & Laughs Learned from my Middle School Classroom
As a public educator, I aim to share my story with those interested about what really happens inside today's classroom. I hope my stories inspire, educate, and entertain you, as the calling of teaching is never neat or predictable. Please note that my blog content does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints or beliefs of my school district or colleagues.
Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
Photo courtesy of DiscoveryEducation.com
Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown
My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather
A while back I posted here about my website, www.justonequestion.org, a catalog of all the answers to the question: "If you could ask everyone you met just one question, what would you ask?" It's been a lot of fun and the questions people have submitted are fascinating.
Well, when I started putting together the website, I also started writing a book about the 6 months I spent driving around the US interviewing people with that question. The book is done! I'm trying to self-publish and wanted to post it here because a) I would love any donations to the cause and b) would just like to get the word out even if you're not interested in contributing any do-re-mi. Here's the link for that: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/just-one-question/x/5380750
The book is the very definition of a 'critical exploration' as I didn't have a plan for how it would turn out or even what I intended to discover. It was a lot of fun and led to a lot of new understandings.
Check out the video and let me know what you think! Ty
This is a poem that was presented prior to Dr. Starr’s State of Schools address on Monday, November 11th. The brilliant young scholar from Richard Montgomery High School, Blessed Sheriff, also wrote this amazing poem: