Creating new bridges

I’ll be starting a new job on the 27th of August. I’ll be teaching and designing a new program for students in Grades 9-11 at Howard S. Billings High School in Chateauguay, Quebec. This morning I published a new blog to accompany this new adventure of mine and to give voice to the stories I…

Just whose achievement gap is it, anyway?

Image: found on the Internet Ray Tracing Competition website Found this, love it. We must reject the ideology of the “achievement gap” that absolves adults of their responsibility and implies student culpability in continued under-performance. The student achievement gap is merely the effect of a much larger and more debilitating chasm: The Educator Achievement Gap.…

Teaching and work/life balance: Whatcha think?

Image: Balance by EisforEdmund made available on flickr with a creative commons license. I came across this little statistic today. 65% Proportion of former public school teachers who say they’re better able to balance work and life now that they’re working outside the education field. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education; National Center for Education Statistics…