At the end of the first session of my Creative Teaching & Learning class, my professor showed us this very inspirational video. It was the opening speech for a gathering of the Dallas Independent School District’s’ employees. Dalton Sherman of the Charles Rice Learning Center gave a rousing pep talk. Out of the mouths of … More A Pep Talk for Teachers
I really don’t have much time to devote to this post as I have to leave soon to run a few errands before heading off to class tonight. Fall semester at Mercer University’s Tift College of Education starts today and so the juggling begins. I will be in class three nights a week, Monday, Wednesday, … More The Juggling Begins Now
Watching the news and reading articles about the state of healthcare reform is depressing, especially if you are on the side of those wanting healthcare reform. On its own, healthcare policy is complex, but when you add in partisan politics and special interests groups it becomes dizzyingly so. Pair complexity with a constituency that doesn’t … More Has Hope Flatlined?
During this week, I’ve been calling elementary schools in Gwinnett County to be listed on their substitute teacher list. I didn’t think I would get any calls until next month since one would expect teachers to be present these first couple of weeks. This week I’ve been volunteering at my daughter’s school every morning except … More Oops! I missed out on two assignments
Paul Waldman gives a lucid and concise summary of what is behind these angry mobs who squash debates on healthcare reform and excoriate President Obama. It is a veritable guide to this angry, hungry for blood crowd. Update: Time Wise just released this article below. It, too, can be added to the guide book. He … More The Unafraid American’s Guide to the Angry, Gun-Toting, Mobs
We survived the first day of middle school. It wasn’t so bad or overwhelming. My daughter and I had our normal morning battles then she was off to wait for the bus. She couldn’t escape without the obligatory first day of school picture. After the bus left, I headed off to her school by car … More Pounding the Pavement
In usual form, Rachel Maddow, so eloquently reports on the brewing political storm surrounding the healthcare debate. Her guest, Frank Schaeffer and author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up As One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Most) of it Back hits the nail on … More Speaking Truth to Crazy… and Scary