I know this is late, and probably not as in depth as I would like it to be, but that’s what happens when you are on vacation. To complicate matters further, I’m in the heart of the Pocono’s where WiFi… Read More ›
Month: June 2017
GOING TO THE SOURCE, A TEACHER’S THOUGHTS ON TEACHER RETENTION.
On occasion I have been blessed to have others willing to share their thoughts and experiences with me. As often as permissible I am honored to share these thoughts and experiences with you. It’s no secret that I have grave… Read More ›
REVIEW OF MNPS NEXT AND A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD.
It was the week before vacation and all through the house people were scrambling to make arrangements for the morning departure. That’s right the Dad Gone Wild crew is hitting the highway and heading north to visit family in Pennsylvania…. Read More ›
WORDS ON MNPS NEXT AND SOME QUESTIONS
June seems to be speeding by like a runaway train. It’s interesting how busy things can be even when students are not in the buildings. As I write today’s post I’m listening to The King and I – Faith Evans… Read More ›
TENNESSEE EDUCATION VOICES: Wendy Tucker
I started this series of interviews in order to get a better understanding of the people who shape education in Tennessee. In order to get a robust picture, it is important to talk with people with disparate views from my… Read More ›
MONDAY RECAP 6/19
I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day. We took a trip to Burgess Falls for a breathtaking hike. The falls were spectacular. We followed the hike with a Father’s Day brunch on the square in Cookeville at a place… Read More ›
WHAT ARE YOU AND YOUR KIDS DOING THIS SUMMER NASHVILLE?
I thought this week I would focus on Nashville a little bit. On Thursday, I attended the first of the MNPS Next meetings at IT Cresswell. Jason Gonzales of the Tennesean put attendance at about 75. Of that 75 just… Read More ›
RECAP ON PD AND READING POLL
I’m still trying to digest last night’s Stanley Cup loss. Our Nashville Predators made an incredible run at the Cup, only to fall short by losing 2-0 last night to the now hated Pittsburgh Penguins. This run has been one… Read More ›
QUESTIONS ON PD AND READING
Here we are at the end of another week. I must warn you that I am listening to the new Rancid record as I write this, so I hope things don’t get too aggressive. If so I’ll switch over to… Read More ›
WHO ARE WE SAVING PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR?
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the charter school wars. Apparently I’m not alone in this pursuit. The Network for Public Education recently came out with their position. Two bloggers – Jersey Jazzman and Peter Greene – whom I have immense respect… Read More ›