You Don’t Know ‘Jack’…but here are A Few Things He Knows for Sure

I write a lot that I have been lucky enough to have met a variety of brilliant, inspiring, and caring individuals throughout my career.  Today, I”m going to focus on one- Dr. Jack McGovern.  I initially met Jack at the … Continued

Re-thinking Staff Development for the 21st Century

Along with teaching, staff development has been somewhat of a passion of mine. I have spent a short time as a staff developer in our district, and while I did make the move back to the classroom, continue to work, … Continued

The Evolution of a Curriculum

When I first began teaching, I walked into an 8th grade Language Arts position and innocently asked, “May I see the curriculum?”  The conversation went something like this…”Well, here are some novels we teach, a few short stories, & poems.  … Continued

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