One of my goals as an English teach is to bring literature to life for my students. I have found that students who grew up using technology have atrophied their imaginations before they were even developed. Instead of playing out doors, finger painting, reading, and pretending with friends, many students grew up watching movies, music videos, cartoons, and playing video games. They lack the ability to associate their senses with the literature we cover in class. Why imagi
The single greatest struggle I'm having with my students this year is apathy. It's not that they are distracted in class because of other things they care about, it just feels like they don't care about anything. Their devices are brainwashing them into feeling nothing. It's not like they love or hate my class, but instead just feel "meh" about everything. Was I like this in high school? I remember being excited about learning and I have a few students who are, just not a
We are about halfway through football season and I wanted to share some great pictures of the Friday Night Lights that I've captured over the past few weeks. It has been a blast and a privilege to watch my students play football, dance on drill team, march in the band, cheer on the sidelines, etc.