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STUDENTS: seek truth by asking questions! Everything matters. The origins of ideas matter… almost as much as the ideas themselves.
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How do we determine the good teachers from the bad? Peers’ and superiors’ observations? Students’ performance on standardized testing? Every school has some form of teacher evaluation system in place. I’ve certainly experience my share of classroom…
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The battle front for differentiating lessons is broad and irregular. Trying to get every student up to the same level of preparedness by way of tailoring every lesson to meet the specific knowledge lacunae of every student is an impossible ideal, and yet…
The battle front for differentiating lessons is broad and irregular. Trying to get every student up to the same level of preparedness by way of tailoring every lesson to meet the specific knowledge...
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“In fact, rigorous experiments with computers in and outside the classroom show very clearly that they have no educational advantages on average. This was found in Peru with the One Laptop Per Child project, and in California with regular laptops.”

Increasingly, there is a curious trend in America in which the country’s wealthiest, best-educated, most tech-savvy parents work hard and pay good money to keep their children away from digital technology. For example, executives at companies like Google and eBay send their children to a Waldorf school where electronic gadgets are banned until the eighth grade. And, Steve Jobs famously told a reporter that he didn’t let his children use iPads: “W...
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Some students were bold enough to thank me for having shared my writings with them. They said that my experiences helped them see through to the light on the other side of their suicidal feelings. Recently, I received another email. The content of which…
Some students were bold enough to thank me for having shared my writings with them. They said that my experiences helped them see through to the light on the other side of their suicidal feelings. ...
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Public schooling wasn’t designed to fit the child; it was designed to shape the child.
Public schooling wasn’t designed to fit the child; it was designed to shape the child.
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Bloggers find themselves driving precariously between private diarist and professional journalist, where popularity and income determine which line of the lane a blog tends to drift.
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All this points to one underlying fact about the reforming of American schooling in the nineteenth century: public school was supposed to be an alternate church with an alternate religion.
All this points to one underlying fact about the reforming of American schooling in the nineteenth century: public school was supposed to be an alternate church with an alternate religion.
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We as a society can continue to push the quantitative and measurable as the benchmark of education. We can keep atomizing the liberal arts into smaller and smaller standards, and sub-standards. And maybe we’ll finally thwart the law of diminishing…
We as a society can continue to push the quantitative and measurable as the benchmark of education. We can keep atomizing the liberal arts into smaller and smaller standards, and sub-standards. And...
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Do all teachers think back on otherwise acceptable lessons and bemoan what could have been? Do all teachers dream of that perfect, career-defining lesson? I surely wanted this one to be perfect. And what that job interview has taught me about myself is…
Do all teachers think back on otherwise acceptable lessons and bemoan what could have been? Do all teachers dream of that perfect, career-defining lesson? I surely wanted this one to be perfect. An...
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What advice did the first awardee of the “Nobel Prize” for teachers have to give people wanted to be a teacher? “Right now, I encourage them to look in the private sector.”
What advice did the first awardee of the “Nobel Prize” for teachers have to give people wanted to be a teacher? “Right now, I encourage them to look in the private sector.”
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Preoccupied with Training for Educational Occupation

The 2014-2015 school year here in America has ended. It has ended for the students at any rate. For me, I can’t stop thinking about the coming year. I can’t stop thinking about, first of all, where I’ll be teaching. After two years at a great little…
The 2014-2015 school year here in America has ended. It has ended for the students at any rate. For me, I can’t stop thinking about the coming year. I can’t stop thinking about, first of all, where...
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English Teacher
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  • Avalon English
    ESL Teacher, 2011 - 2013
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"Homines dum docent, discunt." —Seneca
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Traveled to 25 countries on 6 continents, including Antarctica; rode the Trans-Siberian; and worked for a rock-star drummer.
Education
  • TEACH-NOW
    Education, 2015 - present
    Working towards a teaching license.
  • Whitefield Theological Seminary
    Pastoral Theology, 2014 - present
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    English, 2011
  • Los Angeles Recording School
    2005