In 1982, I embarked on a career that lasted until the final day of distance learning in the spring of 2020. In all those years I figured out so many ideas that would help children learn only to discover later, that no, that won’t work. The reason for that phenomenon is that times changed. What I did in the beginning of my career, when I was told that I was a good teacher, would be woefully inadequate as I moved through my career. Teachers have to adjust their pratice constantly, daily for some classes. That's the evolution of teaching. That is what this website is about: one man’s evolution through his teaching career.

Posted here will be a series of articles outlining my thoughts about education. As I continue to reflect over my time in the profession, more topics will be posted. The ride was incredible, and I was fortuitous to have worked in great schools with great families and amazing children. I was lucky to be nominated for multiple awards over the course of my time, and I even won a couple. However, in education, winning an award means nothing. Winning the reward of seeing students achieve what they didn’t know they could is the prize in education. Having children excited about learning and yearning to satisfy their curiosity by pursuing ideas and experiences is the award of teaching. I am fortunate that my students did those things. This is the story of how.






From the beginning to the end, the changes that did occur-the big question, "Would you do it all again?"



Students should create information for others to learn and enjoy







Students need to develop and use their curiosity-education fails them if they don't




The battle for a vision-every school should have one!




Instruction using Constructivism-the best way to teach if you want independent, thoughtful students




For students to learn at their best, a physically and emotionally safe environment has to be in place




Science should be a primary subject in every classroom




Should awards be handed out to teachers?






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