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expectationsandreality Education 

Reality and Expectations in Education

I think I’m starting to hate being a teacher, and my hatred didn’t spawn from some unknown underworld¬†without warning. Nope. This has been a long time coming. I’ve worked in more schools than the average teacher (with my limited experience): Two elementary schools Two middle schools One high school. Positions I’ve held: School teacher Teacher’s aid Library assistant Tutor Computer instructor History teacher English teacher I’ve done pretty much everything shy of administration, though I’ve taken on some administrative roles at a few charters. With my experience, I’ve come to…

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jordan lebron Writing 

LeBrons and Jordans

Recently, I made a comment to someone. It’s difficult to describe in context, so let me summarize: Person A made a general comment, such as, “In order to be successful, you must create an emotional bond with your clients.” I responded, “That’s not true. I know a very successful leader that used respect and rule enforcement to guide his followers. Person B added, “That may be so, but how many LeBrons and Jordans are there in the world?” Person B is who I’d like to discuss. Though the gentleman is…

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Working the Machine Writing 

Deviating From Expectations

Over the past twenty-four hours, I’ve had two very interesting conversations. One, is in an online forum. The other was with my wife. Both are about expectations and completely unrelated. Online Forum I’m talking with someone I met from Twitter. I really respect his opinion because his discussions are well thought out. Yesterday, he said he hates when authors manipulate readers. He was referring to when authors kill characters for what seems like no reason at all. My Wife Background information: I have very strong opinions about our society. If…

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