My first week of teaching – revisited

After I was discharged from the military (honorably even though I had been AWOL for a short time, but that is another story to be told at a later date) I worked for a couple of years in a fabric and dye plant. I wrote about that experience in my entry titled ‘Remembering Jonas’. That […]

On the new 2018 School Year

It has been eight years since I left the classroom. There was a little push from some minor health issues and a bigger shove from administration at my school that kept pressuring and threatening my practice and integrity. I want to write this blog entry for teaching colleagues, retired and active, former students of my […]

Rethinking teacher beliefs

                  Recently a former colleague of mine passed away. We were both on the faculty at an urban middle/high school in Philadelphia and her passing made me think about the feelings that I had when she transferred to another Philly high school. I believed, at that time, that a teacher should have a clear […]