Rockstars Needed!

Tribute bands freak me out. Why spend all that time becoming someone else when you’re already somebody? Time spent learning how to sing and move like Maynard James Keenan or any other awesome rockstar could be spent perfecting your own voice and moves. It seems to me that the whole tribute band audience is either…

Dig a Little Deeper

Having a six year old daughter, I’ve seen my fair share of Disney princess movies and I have to admit that The Princess and the Frog is my favorite. I love the characters, setting, and the music throughout the film. My favorite part is when Mama Odie sings, “Dig a Little Deeper.” That song sets…

Books I Read in 2018

One of my goals in 2018 was to read more. Although I did surpass my 2017 list, I’m still aiming for more in 2019. Here are the books I read from January 2018 to January 2019. The Bible (ongoing) My Utmost for His Highest (ongoing) The Forgotten God When A Parchment of Leaves The Last…

2018 Reflections and 2019 Goals and Plans

I have much to be thankful for and was blessed immensely during 2018. I thank God for allowing me to achieve my goals as listed here. Time to move on to 2019. I wish you and yours all the best. Here are my goals and plans for the new year. Goal #1: Love God with…

Just Do Stuff

My son recently asked the question, “Dad, can I get two degrees in college?” Unsure of where he was going with this, I asked, “Like what?” He replied, “Like a film degree so I can make movies and and a degree in Geology so I can study rocks.” My response was, “Why do you need…

KISS

I could go on for days about one of my favorite bands, KISS. I’ve loved them since I can remember loving anything. From dancing to Calling Dr. Love on top of an old school floor model record/8-track player to perfecting Paul’s in-between songs rants, to winning a KISS contest by dressing up as Gene and…

December

December hosts birthdays for many of my favorite people. In order of appearance, my papaw, Bryan Marcum’s birthday is 12/12/33. I quote this man on a daily basis. His wit and perception are two of his best qualities. On the same day a few years later, one of my best friends was born. Shane is…

Less Tech, More Time

I’m not convinced that more, faster, better technology in the classroom is the answer to enhancing student achievement. I am convinced that more time to collaboratively plan, grade, and analyze student data is one answer. I’m down for a four day week with students with one day reserved for planning and grading. On that day,…

Beyond Clueless

During the 2017-2018 school year at Model Laboratory School, I created a rock band elective class with my 8th graders. For nine weeks, students learned to play instruments, sing, create a website, operate sound/lights, design t-shirts, choreograph dances, design stage outfits, and market the whole production. The class culminated in a performance for the elementary…

Are You a Rebel Teacher?

If you’re a rebel teacher and want to connect with other rebel teachers, join the waitlist to be invited to Curio Learning! It’s kinda like Twitter for educators without all of the nonsense. Check it out here: http://curiolearning.com/