Purpose of the Blog

I’m a first year high school English teacher in northern Colorado. I am 33 years old and have had more jobs than I care to count, mostly in Video and Film Production.

I have realized that many of the difficulties we face in education are the result of too many forces pushing us in too many directions. We struggle to incorporate great literature, critical thinking, higher order thinking, technology, counseling, state standards, and standardized testing preparation in ways that are somehow relevant and engaging to our students. After many conversations with veteran teachers in several different schools, I know that what we need are some clarifications of priorities.

I don’t know exactly what those priorities will be, or even a good method for figuring them out yet, but professionals who blog seem to be headed in the right direction. So I thought I should join the conversation…