Do you ever see the countless posts about education being a failure and feel depressed? Does it make you worry about the future of our children? Does it make you feel powerless?
Let me stop to ask you this…
Is our education system as broken as we think it is?
Continue reading Our Education System is Failing… or is it?
Immigration, legal or illegal, is a touchy issue for many. As a high school teacher in Houston, TX, teaching immigrants, legal or illegal, is a fact of every day life. Recently I read a book, “Into the Beautiful North” by Luis Urrea that opened my eyes. All I can say is…
I thought I knew.
Continue reading Teaching and Immigration
Lately I’ve been finding myself asking a simple question “What is it I am attempting to accomplish?”
Continue reading Illusion of Doing
The meaning of life is happiness. I am happy when I act in ways which promotes, preserves, protects, produces or honors life and liberty. (human life and liberty)
Education is a tool to increase happiness in an individual or society. Therefore, any educational program should enhance the promotion, preservation, protection, production or honoring of life and liberty. (human life and liberty)
Continue reading My Personal Philosophy and Philosophy of Education
How can we expect to influence our students or the culture if we can’t or won’t change our own behaviors first?
Continue reading Change yourself, change the culture
A homogenous group of animals may be strong and mighty, but they are likely to be wiped out of existence if a deadly disease affects even just one of them.
Because they are all the same, all who get the disease die.
Continue reading Genetic Variation and Diversity of Thought