Do No Harm

I resisted teaching/coaching for a long time because of the nightmare that was my time in high school.  High school sucked.  It was the worst three years of my life.  Teachers have the potential to do great damage to young people–just as they have the power to be a positive …

Motivation for Teachers

So…quite a while back, one of the people I used to teach with out at Allen County, Tom, picked up a second Master’s degree.  Tom used to teach Psychology and coach both the men’s and women’s track programs before going over to the Dark Side (college administration). When he got his …

Finding Ways to Help Students

A while back I wrote about a student named Travis.  He wasn’t interested in school, had teachers give up on him because they never thought to consider what his motivations were.  It made me think of another student.  We’ll call this other student Nick (using pseudonyms is always better so …