5 Ways Education has Changed

I was talking to a student the other day and we had an interesting conversation. The topic of discipline in schools came up. Another teacher mentioned how in China they were very strict about discipline and still believed in capital punishment in some schools. I recall my uncle telling me when he worked in Dubai …

Journey of the Mind: The Blame Game

I recently got my psych evaluation. I will not divulge the full eval but I can tell you I have situational Anxiety to the point of Mania and Depression. When I heard this report I was like, “Yea, that makes sense”. So who did this to me? Who helped me to be like this? How …

Journey of the Mind: Long road to recovery

Pic of character owned by marvel About a year ago I wrote a piece about suicide, inspired by a father who came and talked to the students at the school I work at. Since then my life has not been a fairy tale. It has been a roller coaster with twist turns loops and I …

Memoirs of my Mess ups: Special

You’re not a hero because you have super powers its because of what you do with those powers – Captain America  Recently I have been trying to figure out myself. My wife has been asking me “Hey, why do you do that?” I find it a problem that I really don’t know why I do …

Memoirs of my Mess ups: Purpose

I messed up enough so you don’t have to We are in some crazy times. I work in education as an Aide in physical education. I work in what I was meant to do, teaching. I have a knack for reaching a child, even the ones labeled as difficult. I help special needs kids do …

Memoirs of my Mess Ups: School and Education

I messed up enough so you don’t have to  Growing up, school was always a struggle for me. Sitting there at a desk for hours. You probably thought that first line was over the top. Think about it. On average a kid sits at a desk for 40 min a class. Now let’s start in …