Passion exists inside me, not inside a job

This blog post has been in the works for a couple of weeks now and was coaxed out by Dan Callahan’s post One for the Record Books over at Geek.Teacher. His post reflects on the mixed feelings he has around changing schools, changing positions. My own recent job change has had me thinking along the… Continue reading Passion exists inside me, not inside a job

Crimes against Children: Am I Not Human?

An article on today’s cbc.ca struck me. It seemed unbelievable, the title seemed out of a supermarket paper, a tabloid: Quebec pastor who took child bride sentenced to 5 years According to the article, when Daniel Cormier was 48 he, a self-proclaimed pastor, married a 10-year old member of his Church. His Church was for… Continue reading Crimes against Children: Am I Not Human?

Responsibility

Gleaned from Scott McLeod… “You can’t expect responsible kids if you don’t give them any responsibility.” Love it. Isn’t this what it is all about, this teaching business? Thanks Scott. Powered by ScribeFire.

blogs and wikis: a teacher’s perspective

Steve Ransom pointed me towards this video of a grade 1 teacher and how she uses blogs and wikis in her classroom. There is also some parent and student commentary. Her advice is to start small, with a blog for your classroom, and let yourself grow with it. I’d like to hear her principal’s perspective… Continue reading blogs and wikis: a teacher’s perspective