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An AP Teacher’s Thoughts on AP

I have thought for some time about Advanced Placement and its worth in an education system that is increasingly using the internet to educate students.  I think more and more about the worth of Advanced Placement courses, as to whether they are useful anymore, and recently I have been going through some soul searching about … Continue reading

The Unseen Connection of Reading to Writing

I am an English teacher by trade, and once in a while I make an observation about my students that could be the basis for a study about writing students everywhere. In an article entitled I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read Francine Prose posits that the reason that students have an aversion to reading or simply … Continue reading

An Essay

The following is the essay I wrote for the Teacher of the Year selection process.  Again, I thank all of my fellow teachers who voted for me. To Emulate the Gardener Henry Adams, President Lincoln’s ambassador to London, once said “a teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops”. Think of all … Continue reading

I’m Teacher of the Year!

One of my favorite plays is Much Ado About Nothing.  In it, Benedick rails on and on about how he will never fall for a woman because no such woman exists in whom he could be interested.  When his friends fool him into falling for Beatrice he says: I may chance have some odd quirks … Continue reading