Education in America is falling behind and we are witnessing it’s decline, but the fall of education also means the fall of our country. We cannot survive if it doesn’t. So how do we keep it from dying, and instead allow our kids to fly free?
Allyship Requires a Lot, Humility is Just the Beginning: How I Learned and Why Men Need to Step It Up
I’ve always had a hard time asking for help from others. Part of it is absolutely due to the toxic nature of masculinity when I grew up in the 80s. Men don’t ask for help. Expressing weakness is to be avoided at all costs. It’s my job to help others, but don’t expect others to help you. And for many who do ask, the help never comes at all. We’re told to “Man up and deal with it.” This is starting to change, but men, we need to do better. And it will take some humility.
The Bookshelf In My Room: A Poem on School Shootings, By a Teacher
Those books on that shelf in my class,
Those long forgotten anthologies,
Can stop a bullet. Or a whole clip.
The Unbearable Weight of Intentional Failure – Letting My Students and Myself Fail On Purpose
“I didn’t get into this job to encourage students to fail, and that’s not exactly what I did for my student, but I reminded her that sometimes you have to take care of other things that matter, like yourself, and in order to do so, you may have to let some ideas and plans die.”
Redefining the American Dream, Because Hard Work and Land is Not the Only Path to Success
I am so happy to be back here. I haven’t written for myself in a few months because we’ve been… Read more Redefining the American Dream, Because Hard Work and Land is Not the Only Path to Success