Summer Professional Development Idea #1

Are you the type of teacher who looks forward to summer professional development, or are you trying to avoid anything related to learning until you absolutely have to go to a training seminar? Chances are you are somewhere in the middle. If you find yourself looking for a relaxing yet meaningful way to grow professionally…

Remembering the Old in the New

Well, I can’t believe 2010  has gone by so fast. What I have to show for it?  Hmm.  I have to be honest this year has not been my finest.  Much of has to do we the amount of change that took place in my life during the year.  I am not trying to make excuses for…

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

“Happy Thanksgiving.”   This is something I am sure we all hear often this time of year but does it really mean anything to anybody any more.    Just look around, the economy is in shambles, many people are without jobs, the government is divided, and the Dallas Cowboys lost!  Personally, I have a job that challenges…

A Lesson from Haiti

From Haiti to America If you were on planet earth this week, you have been exposed to the heart-wrenching devastation in the poorest nation in the western hemisphere, Haiti. I can’t stop thinking about the agony and bewilderment those people are going through. I also can’t stop thinking about how foreign those experiences are to…

Tapping In

I am sure you are one of those individuals that love to learn.  If you are anything like me, you even think learning is fun.  But have you ever asked yourself why?  Or better yet, have you asked, how long has it been that way?  Many of you urban educators are facing students daily that…