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Like most people growing up was full of ups and downs.  I grew up in a house full of turmoil.  My parents fought every day, my dad drank daily, if not hourly, and wasn't home too much, and I never felt like I fit in...

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Wow!  This week was JAM PACKED with awesomeness!  Even writing this post it feels like some of these things happened weeks ago!Ok so first off let me make clear that I have 3 classes (a total of 75 students).  So when I get to do...

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Been wanting to blog about this for a little over a week now, and the inspiration just hit me today so here goes.image courtesy of mathieujang.comOne of my best friends, and someone I consider my brother, Brad Waid (@TechBradWaid) recently wrote a blog post called...

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Week one of another school year is down in the books!  Whew, to say I'm exhausted is an UNDERSTATEMENT!  I'll try to get all my thoughts down...

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So many of my Tweeps have been sharing some of their favorite tech tools that they use in their classroom so I figure I might as well too!  In no particular order here are my favorite tools to use with my students and a few...

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This post is probably going to be the most personal post I've written.  But for me sharing through writing is cathartic so I need to write this out.  This past week a tragedy happened within my school family and within my personal family's life.  To...

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If there's one thing I've learned being a teacher and working with kids, it's that building relationships should be your number one priority.And I think this mainfest by Angela Maiers speaks VOLUMES and is our class mottoThe education is important, the skills are important, the...

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image from washingtonmonthly.comWhen I was in college I remember hearing one sentence during a sermon, that totally changed the way I viewed people.  That sentence was, "hurting people, hurt others".  Those four little worlds completely blew my mind.  From that moment on I chose to...

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