So You Want To Teach?
education HOPE for educators
I find that most educational blogs are either academic blogs full of banal research findings and written in teacherese, or else they are cathartic blogs full of rants and complaints.
This blog is different
I strive to keep a personal atmosphere and writing style, while freely transferring practical information in meaningful and positive ways.
A brief bio
My name is Joel (contact me). I began teaching band in 2002. Though I had a lot of information, my classes were out of control. I was tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting.
I had had enough. I resigned from my school district right before spring break of my second year and made it my personal mission to learn to be a great teacher.
So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of my quest for educational excellence.