About Joel Wagner
Joel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.

The Dip

May 27, 2007 Joel Wagner 0

It came in the mail on Friday. I read it on Saturday. This was my first opportunity to read a book by Seth Godin, and […]

Sharpen The Saw

May 26, 2007 Joel Wagner 0

In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey refers to Habit #7 as “Sharpen The Saw.” As teachers, the summer vacation […]

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