Entries Categorized as 'nostalgia'

Willis Junior High School: Blended Learning comes to the Chandler Unified School District

Date November 6, 2011

My current teaching contract commenced in 2004 and soon afterward social media, for me, sky rocketed. A short time later, most of my communicative life moved into what very few people at the time knew as “the cloud”. Facebook was still locked to the universities and Yahoo! was still a huge stock option for many […]

Mayview State Hospital; or, dump the film, punk.

Date June 16, 2010

I was driving by an old abandoned building this morning in the rain and came across a woman on the side of the road with a Canon Rebel & binoculars. I pulled over to say hello and see what she was shooting. She said she was “birding” and lived in Houston. I told her I […]

Are you up for the challenge?

Date December 1, 2009

Reading Alan Levine’s blog post entitled “What? Another Do X A Day Project?” this morning got me thinking. See, I participated in National Novel Writing Month in 2004, 2005, and 2006, and last year I spent several evenings surfing through Alan’s (and D’arcy’s) 365 Flickr challenge. I knew nothing about this challenge and thought anyone […]

NHS Advisory Session: John Jell & what teachers mean

Date November 8, 2008

After they keynote, the adviser session was run by the Keynote, John Jell. Do you remember your best teacher ever? Most of us raised our hands. He asked us why, and my answer is “They made me want to be them.” It’s true. I can tell you who they are. I’ve had one for each […]

Back to school

Date July 22, 2008

Today is the teachers official first day back to school. Last night I couldn’t sleep, and I tossed and turned most of the night. I was just relieved when I rolled back over and it was after 5AM. Perfect! I could live with that. Yesterday I went in for half a day. Since day care […]

Lost Boys 2 & War Games 2

Date April 26, 2008

I’m sitting here in the lobby of Day’s Inn since the wireless on the fourth floor is horrendously slow. Across from me Goonies is playing on the TV, and I am rather stoked reliving my earlier years. This movie is a classic like John Hughes’s films. It reminds me of when HBO was new, and […]