• Classroom Life,  Instruction,  Lists,  Process

    Becoming Unnecessary

    A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. ~ Thomas Carruthers Become unnecessary?  Why would I do that? Because as teachers and as parents, it’s our responsibility to our students/children. My two cents?? Teach kids the definition of integrity: what you do when no one is looking,” … and get out of the way. Ever wonder why some teachers seem to just have it all together?  You walk into their room and things are humming along.  These folks might be your colleagues or they might be your own kids’/grandkids’ teachers.  What makes things different in these classrooms? If you’re a teacher with a classroom, a student in a classroom, or have visited a classroom,…

  • Instruction

    The Worst Teacher(s) Created ME

    Worst teacher ever? the “one” who talked AT us (wish there had only been ONE!) … didn’t listen. didn’t ask questions. sat behind desk. didn’t know us. didn’t care to know us. didn’t know content? made learning boring…. AND who turned me into the OPPOSITE kind of teacher!!! (who knows what will influence us??) 20+ years later and still going strong – from training fellow sailors in the USN, to middle/high/junior college classrooms, to staff development/training and now fitness/wellness coaching/teaching/mentoring. Thank you, worst teacher EVER, for making me who I am… An off-beat educator dedicated to making learning engaging, fun, and valuable (at least, that’s what students and fellow educators…