Monthly Archives: February 2011

Houston, We have a Problem

Jerry Seinfeld joked that guys care about “what else is on” rather what they’re currently watching.  Part of the joy of flipping is recognizing, stopping, and watching movies scenes.  In Rocky (I-IV), I have to watch the training scenes; in … Continue reading

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Teacher Evaluations

Despite what you might think, most teachers aren’t against testing.  Most see it as an important measure of how well they are doing their job.   This knowledge can help them find deficiencies in how they teach certain topics.  It also … Continue reading

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The Field Trip

Exposure to cultural and historical experiences can give meaning to learning. In addition, it gives students an opportunity to acquire knowledge, clarify thinking, and synthesize information outside of the classroom.  Often, students from disadvantaged backgrounds or with less involved parents … Continue reading

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A Tale of What Should’ve Been

My wife adores a book called the The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate Dicamillo.  It is a story about a mouse who falls in love with a princess named Pea.  He goes on to overcome obstacles, transcend his lot in … Continue reading

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Reading is . . .Not on the Schedule

I always assumed my wife is a great teacher. I am a bit partial, but I know she is respected and loved by her peers.  What I am consistently amazed by is that she is never willing to settle.  She … Continue reading

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For America

Building off the success of Teach For America (TFA), the next step is to start Medicine for America (MFA).  It sounds absurd, but hear me out. Take the sharpest minds from the best universities. Then, give them 6-8 weeks of … Continue reading

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The Schedule

I made a schedule for my morning that I list below:  With planning and forethought, this schedule will address all things to make me successful. 7:00- Wake up 7:01-05 Yoga and stretching 7:06-7:09 Morning Routine 7:10-7:14 Shower 7:15 Towel dry … Continue reading

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