We have so much work to do. I have so much more process to complete. So I am going to … More
I teach a bunch of slow students. I know, that is so rude to say but I mean what I say. They are retarded–NOT intellectually disabled, but stunted in the way they process the world around them. My students lack initiative, bound by the limiting presence of well-meaning adults. Let me explain something to you. […]
When you allow God to correct you, you give Him the room to perfect you.
For all new teachers, alternative certification teachers, and general teachers of urban students: Teaching requires the kind of self reflection and personal honesty that most people avoid. Learn to self correct early and often–your fight is not with the students, but inside yourself. The better you become, the better your students become.
When they first meet me, to a kid they all think I am going to be mean. No reassurance I … More