I am reading Teach Like a PIRATE by Dave Burgess. In the book, Dave includes a fictional reflection from a student that serves as a vision for how he wants students to feel about his classroom. This inspired me to write a fictional reflection from a teacher that describes the principal I aspire to be. My… Continue reading The Principal I Aspire to Be
Why do you answer the phone? Because it rings, right? Or, do you answer it because you want to talk to the person calling you? Is all behavior purposeful, or are we simply responding to what is happening around us? Let’s look at an example and see what we think. A young woman, in her… Continue reading Who Controls You?
Please excuse the typos and extra use of the word “had”. In order to preserve the original message, this article is in its original form. I wrote this article in 2000 during my second year of teaching, and it was published in The William Glasser Institute Newsletter in the Spring of 2000. The ideas in… Continue reading My Hands Are No Longer Tied