Discovering the Hidden Genius In All Students

Wednesday 10th period as my likeable high school health class settled in their seats, the agenda written in marker on my whiteboard (I’m a bit old school) said; “Drawing on the role models from the worksheet DO YOU KNOW THESE PEOPLE?, their top 5 values, and their responses to the worksheet MY HIDDEN GENIUS, work with your partner to design a company that provides a …

How to Increase Student Participation In P.E. Class

After a two year pilot program at Waterville Central School located in Central NY was completed we discovered some eye opening statistics. 71% of middle school students can no longer do one perfect push-up, 81% are unable to do a chin-up, over 50% have core imbalances from left to right and almost all of them dislike running. So put yourself in …

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Today Is My “Last First Day” as a Teacher

Today is my “last first day” as a teacher. After twenty-nine years of teaching I have reached those magic numbers, 30 years of service and 55 years of age.   Three years ago I inquired if I could retire early. I wanted out. On a daily basis, I was facing more and more students lining up at the door trying …