Tag Archives: Multiple Pathways

School is Boring

School is boring. We all know it. Kids know it. Parents know it, but don’t want to think about it. We teachers know it, too, but defend it. In some small way, I think we don’t want to think that … Continue reading

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Mexican Food Schools

I remember being in high school, and frustrated with school, and thinking, “I can do this better than it’s being done to me!” I think that thought alone is the main reason I became a teacher. But it is also … Continue reading

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Remembering Gordon Vars, One of the Grandfathers of Middle Level Education

I’ve been lucky enough to work with a couple of the people I consider to be the modern founders of middle level education. One of those is Gordon Vars, professor emeritus at Kent State University. How I knew him was … Continue reading

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We Have Our Second Graduate!

Recently, my wife and I got to attend a special graduation. Corey is my second student from the virtual project-based program to earn his high school diploma! The virtual project-based program allows students to earn credit by designing and doing … Continue reading

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Transitions and New Beginnings

I’ve been lucky and have had quite a career so far, having had great opportunities to do interesting work. High school and middle school teacher, technology integrator, professor, teacher educator, educational consultant. I’ve worked a lot in the fields of … Continue reading

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