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You Are More Than A Teacher

Uber? Lyft? Teach? It has been a challenging week for educators. The Oklahoma legislature voted not to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise, which is desperately needed. Teachers in Oklahoma have not had a pay raise in a decade. Here is a tweet from Oklahoma teacher Shanna Melllot, she shared it …

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Your Story!

In the middle of working on some final drafts of papers – I find myself back to a topic that I have blogged about before.  Take 12 minutes to watch this video from Moore Public Schools: As of this writing on December 6, 2015 around noon, it has been viewed …

Keep Hope alive

Have Hope/Give Hope

I was tinkering around the house on Friday when my Mom called – “Have you heard about the terrorist attack at the soccer game in Europe?” I hadn’t…And as my wife and I watched the news that evening, I felt so many emotions running through my brain.  Our second anniversary …

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Teaching From Here

Reflecting on my time at Edmond Memorial and the exciting changes in my future, I wanted to update my blog to reflect what I am wanting to do as a teacher.  I have a lot of passion for teaching, my colleagues and my students.  But at this point in my …

An Open Letter to My New Students and Parents!

Hello Moms, Dads, and Guardians!  Greeting Students! I want to let you know how excited I am that I will be your PreAP Precalculus or Calculus teacher this year.  I have been hard at work all summer planning out the super great things that we are going to do and …

I WILL NOT BE DAMNED!! I TEACH!!

I teach and am proud to do so.  At the risk of being just a little self-serving – I think I am pretty damn good at it!  I try super hard to form relationships with my students.  To really get to know them.  To understand them and what is going …

Failure IS An Option!

It seems that over the past several years, going back to No Child Left Behind, we have increasingly started using the phrase “Failure is Not an Option.”  My question is why are we allowing students to be stuck in this mode?  What happened to being able to make a mistake …

The #OKEDrally View From My Tweets!

Monday March 31st was amazing, the strength of the voices from all different aspects of education, from students, to parents, to teachers, to legislators was amazing.  I cannot adequately put into words how great it was to hear from all who had the opportunity to share.  So here is the rally …

I raised $5,000 to shave my head and get a henna tatoo

Passion for what I do!

I teach.  Love teaching!  Cannot imagine not doing this!!!  It is with passion and enthusiasm that I say hello to my kids everyday.  It is my desire for them to achieve at the highest level that I work almost non-stop for them.  I am always on the lookout to make …

Here goes nuthin…

On a quest to find the best possible way to teach my students and grow as a teacher I have tried tons of different things! One of those items that I have not tackled yet is blogging…Maybe I don’t have much to say; or maybe when I say it, I …

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