"Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money; It is a process, a never-ending one." -bel kaufman

Monday, October 25, 2004


sixteen images of school

Wednesday, October 06, 2004


tomorrow in journalism class...

"Students and Faculty of Senn HS, along with community members, shut down the propaganda 'information session' and drive the spokespersons of the proposed naval academy out of the building."


Monday, October 04, 2004


the challenges of being a new teacher

it is really easy to be a excited teacher with a lot of great ideas, but the challenge lies in actually bringing those ideas into fruition. i could fill a book with my ideas, but to actually accomplish them is another thing...

i imagine building a fair and just classroom, one with a foundation of unity. i think of some of my college professors who did this successfully. i wonder if i can impliment those same practices in my classroom. i imagine myself using these practices, but then i usually get distracted by the commotion of teenagers or the burden of creating curriculum. in thinking about my college professors, i belive much of their influence comes out in me--in the way i handle unexpected situations; in how i stress importance on discussion and analyzation instead of book work and memorization. i suppose i am doing a good job, i just question myself all the time. ah, but... isn't that what i'm supposed to do? question myself? i need the challenge. i need that in life.


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