February 2007

1245969_loveOn February 11th, 2007 I wrote the first blog post that is included in the archives of So You Want To Teach? I didn ‘t actually set up the blog on this domain until June, but I thought that since the blog was now over a year old (at least as far as some of the content), I’d go back and take a look at some of the old stuff. By the way, none of them have any comments at this point…
If you have a blog, you can direct some of that traffic your way simply by writing a good, thought-provoking comment

So why comment? A lot of my older posts receive very high Google PageRanks and come up in the top spots of search results. If you have a blog, you can direct some of that traffic your way simply by writing a good, thought-provoking comment. It also creates more community over here on my blog. Basically, it’s a win-win situation.

On a side note, FeedBurner told me that we have surpassed 200 subscribers as of yesterday. 202. Thank you so much! Keep inviting your friends and commenting. I am amazed each day.

In personal news, my other band director finally came back for half days beginning yesterday. He didn’t tell me about it when we talked every day over since he found out last Wednesday. He surprised me. I I made it through the 10 weeks of teaching 200 kids by myself. It’s now downhill from here. Thank all of you for your support and encouragement as I went through this whole thing.

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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.

3 Comments on February 2007

  1. I read a lot of your blog entries and foudn them to be very helpful. I hope to be a teacher some day and the more experiences i hear about the better i can learn from them. I think it is very helpful to read about what other teahcers have gone through so i can start thinking about how i am going to deal with those situations in my classroom. I think that reading about other teachers experiences should be a requirement to be a teacher, even though i feel good teachers would do it any ways. I just want to thank you for sharing your experiences and your tips for future teachers like me.

  2. I feel you re: commenting. I have many posts getting a lot of hits. I appreciate the fact that folks are visiting and reading. I just wish they would have something to say once in a while.

    I am pleased that you have survived the challenges of the past ten weeks. Congratulations!

  3. Taylor: Your comments are some of most humbling things I read. I love inspiring people to go on to careers in education, whether that be formal classroom education or informal kinds of education. I wish you the best and look forward to hearing more from your unique perspective!

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