25 Thoughts and Musings from the 25th Year

1. I always have a song that I use to focus on my year and the things I want to do. This past year it was "Live Like That" by the Sidewalk Prophets. Whenever things got a bit crazy--as they often do--I focused on the words of the chorus, which helped me through the year… Continue reading 25 Thoughts and Musings from the 25th Year

When the Teacher Becomes the Student Again

Idealism and perspective. Two words and ideas that have come to form the foundations of my research and practice. Yesterday, at the end of the first meeting of my 15-person route on politics, development, and democratic education (PDDE), the head of the route, who is also now my personal supervisor, told us that we would… Continue reading When the Teacher Becomes the Student Again

The Parent Promise

Every teacher goes to their fair share of parent/teacher conferences. There are those that are very in and out, and then there are those that feel like they gut you. They are the ones that you sit or stand there and know that if something doesn't change with this child their road might end soon.… Continue reading The Parent Promise