I Work With An Ambassador

In my 17 years of teaching special education I have had the opportunity to impact many students. In those same years, there have been students who have impacted my life as well. One example is this guy, JO. He has pushed through many barriers; physical barriers, language barriers, educational obstacles, limited access, and equity barriers.Continue reading “I Work With An Ambassador”

Hiking Trip to Havasupai Tribal Reservation- October 2018

Fantastic hike to the Havasupai Tribal Reservation. The remoteness of the tribe makes the trek down into the canyon and back up again not for the faint of heart. Interestingly enough, the United States Postal Service office in Supai transports all mail in and out of the canyon by mule train. Everybody else must makeContinue reading “Hiking Trip to Havasupai Tribal Reservation- October 2018”

Take a Lesson from Singapore: Dan Rather Reports on Global Education Systems

I recently sat down to watch this video based on Singapore’s educational system.  In a relatively short period of time, Singapore has developed a world-class educational system that values teachers and educational leadership. Singapore has transformed its public school system into one that consistently produces some of the world’s best students. Its students are drivenContinue reading “Take a Lesson from Singapore: Dan Rather Reports on Global Education Systems”

Summer Learning: The brain does not cease to learn just because school is out

As a classroom teacher, I know that learning takes many forms, so learning continues even after the last bells ring for summer break. As a parent and teacher, I am an advocate of ‘Homework’ over the summer as research highlights students do loose knowledge and skills when school is not in session over the longContinue reading “Summer Learning: The brain does not cease to learn just because school is out”