Another Brick in the Wall

I can still remember the day vividly. I am not sure of the exact date, but I remember it was in November of 1979. I was in 10th grade at Intermediate High School in Broken Arrow, OK. I had a 1-mile (or so) walk home from school that took me by our local K-Mart. I … Continue reading Another Brick in the Wall

The Finish Line Does NOT Always Tell the Whole Story

We have seen it so many times.  The iconic image of someone, whether running, swimming, racing cars, etc., crossing the finish line with their arms raised in the air in victory.  Who can forget Usain Bolt’s multiple Olympic victories where he clearly destroyed his competition? I can remember Richard Petty crossing the finish line 200 … Continue reading The Finish Line Does NOT Always Tell the Whole Story

Student Centered Teaching

Teaching is teaching. Whether it is teaching adults, middle schoolers, or preschoolers, teaching is teaching. In the purest sense, there are key foundations of teaching that have nothing to do with age: knowledge, content, methods, checking for understanding, and the one I think is paramount – knowing those you teach. When I say knowing those … Continue reading Student Centered Teaching