It took a lot for me to get started on this piece. I wouldn’t say it is writer’s block; it is more that I am just so bored of myself. Homework reform, relationships, student voice, being mindful, be nice…blah blah ...

We simply are not doing enough. It’s that plain and it certainly is that simple. We talk about meeting standards. New revisions come out; we push more. We read the rhetoric in the news about kids falling behind or how ...

I still remember the first time I walked into Yankee stadium. I was eight years old, with my father, and walking on air. At eight you idolize your dad, a stage in life before you see your parents’ flaws, before ...

Some days are more memorable than others; some weeks remain etched into our brains for eternity. So, yes, James Earl Jones, memories can be so thick that people will have to brush them away from their faces, especially when they ...

I still remember when I applied for my first administrative position. I was a young, 29 year old physical education teacher and coach. My fellow physical education teachers thought it was hysterical.  They started humming the Imperial March from Star ...

I have been a bit disenfranchised with data lately.  I am not convinced it measures what it is supposed to measure.  I am a bit freaked out by the data that Big Brother-esque companies like Apple, Facebook, and (it pains ...

One night last week I was charged with getting dinner for my boys because my wife would be working late. That morning, when I was informed that dinner was my responsibility, I had grandiose plans.  I was going to cook ...

I recently had one of those great “teacher moments” a few days before Christmas break.  I received a text from a Basketball Coach, who is also  a Teacher. The text showed a clip from his basketball game that night.  It ...

I recently attended The Learning and the Brain Conference(LATB18) in Boston with a team of administrators and left feeling inspired, enlightened, and ready to go to battle with my team in an effort to make our District better for kids. ...