Dear Class of 2017, First of all, congrats on getting through the past 13 years of compulsory education. You deserve a nice award printed on cardstock placed into a nice folder for you to proudly display. Celebrate today. Celebrate tomorrow. Celebrate for the rest of freakin’ summer if you choose to. Then take this accomplishment,… Continue reading To the Class of 2017…
I had a choice of rooms when I started at my high school. It was this tiny space that I had to make work. Little did I know, however, it would become the setting of the first two seasons of my teaching career. The next two years in that room signaled a lot for me… Continue reading Goodbye to Room 331
Through all of my viewings of this film, I more or less ignored the ending of the movie and it’s emotional sentiment. I focused mostly on the general theme of the movie – don’t be afraid to be different. But, for some reason, I took an extra appreciation to the ending in my most recent… Continue reading Moneyball: Taking time to enjoy the show
“Is everything alright?” “What’s wrong?” “Are you OK?” Follow me around for a week and you’ll notice people ask me those questions. Rather than go into a long explanation of what swims around inside of my head, I simply reply, “Nothing” or “Just tired.” The statements speak truth, mostly. There is probably nothing wrong. I’m… Continue reading Two Sides of Delos
Despite having a weird knack of remembering insignificant details and dates (you can ask Dr. Justin Ramos about that) and a borderline photographic memory, I tend to forget things. I tend to forget what I like doing. I tend to forget why I do things. I tend to forget who I am in general. Thankfully,… Continue reading 2017 offers no time to forget
Teacher Appreciation Week. Before last year, I never knew this week existed. So here I am. Now a teacher, dealing with the karmic backlash of my actions to my own teachers. I mean, I have students who have the audacity to stay in my classroom well after school to do homework, ask for advice or seek… Continue reading Teacher Appreciation Week
It’s funny, almost ironic, I taught a lesson about decisions to my students today. It was purely coincidental, but if anyone knew why April 28, 2015 is special to me. It can be summed up in one image: Exactly one year ago, I gave up everything I had worked for in the media world… Continue reading Decisions. Decisions.