Early Adopter? Not me…oh wait, maybe I am.

My dear friend, Kerry, posed this question on the Voxer group BFC Lounge (see bfc530.com) just a few minutes ago, "What is it that early adopters have that other teachers don't, that makes them willing to try stuff even if they're not sure it's going to work?" Here is my answer: As I look back … Continue reading Early Adopter? Not me…oh wait, maybe I am.

I Think I Can Feel the Bottom…

I am from Florida.  I have lived here my entire life.  I have a confession.  I don't swim.  Well, that's not entirely true.  I can dog paddle but, don't ask me to save anyone.  I can barely get myself across a backyard swimming pool.  (But you're from Florida...) Yes, I'm from Florida and I don't … Continue reading I Think I Can Feel the Bottom…

To Whom It May Concern…

To Whom It May Concern; For 23 years, I have given my all.  I have worked tirelessly for students that didn't appreciate the efforts.  Twenty-three years of lesson plans and grading papers.  Twenty-three years of providing supplies for students that didn't have any.  Twenty-three years of making sure there was food in my cabinet just … Continue reading To Whom It May Concern…

Teaching is a two way street.

I have written many many lessons over the years.  I am approaching my 4000th day of school with students.  This fact amazes me.  It doesn't seem like that long ago I was a naive beginning teacher.  I thought my students would be unlike any other class.  My students would see the value of all of my … Continue reading Teaching is a two way street.