I love music. While I can’t play an instrument, I know good music when I hear it. When I hear good music, it takes me to a place that feels right. The right music takes me back to my childhood; it takes me back to drives to Rowan to visit my wife when we were … More Music In Your Classroom
Standardized testing is considered a necessary evil in inner-city schools. Folk will say that the students are at the nucleus of what happens in a school, but the truth is that at an inner-city school, test scores are at the nucleus. Do not let anyone tell you any different. Standardized tests are administered to gauge … More Do Standardized Testing Smarter
I want to take a moment to discuss something that I saw on Facebook recently. Normally I don’t discuss specific items found on social media on the Mixtape, however what I saw disturb me and I want to give parents a heads up in case something happens where you feel compelled to take matters into … More In Decency and In Order
The Constitution of the United States is a powerful document. Not only does it lay out the rules for governing, but it is also the mirror by which we look at ourselves as a nation; for better or for worse. As a former history teacher, I may come off bias, however, to know and understand … More A Curriculum Teaching the Rules of Engagement
Police officers should not be stationed in schools. However, you may teach at a school where there is probably a school resource officer on the premise. Depending on the population of your school, you may have multiple on the campus. School resource officers are police officers who are assigned to schools to maintain discipline. They … More How Do You Discipline?