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Posted: September 5, 2012
Category: Rookie Teachers




“You’ll understand when you’re older.”

We tell that to our students, and they don’t like. We hear it when we start out in the teaching world and we don’t like. I remember an experienced band director told me once that he would tell me how to be a better teacher if he knew. He just knew that experience would help me get better. That frustrated me to no end.

I’m a step-by-step guy (if you haven’t noticed by reading other articles on this blog). “Just figure it out” is annoying to me. The way I like to figure things out is to look up the answers and work from there. “Experience is the best teacher” didn’t quite do that for ...



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Posted: June 28, 2010
Category: Blogging & Technology




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Posted: June 6, 2010
Category: Personal




The background
It took me about three years. I heard rumblings of Twitter way back in the fall of 2006 when I was getting into blogs. “Who cares what you ate for lunch?” So I ignored it. I finally got on in the spring of 2008, but never really got around to doing too much with it until then.

Evidently my first tweet was something about an enjoyable weekend. How fun. It was so much fun that I blogged about it. This all came less than two months after I reached a subscriber count of 150. I was excited.

Fast forward
Now even despite the incredible slowdown of RSS subscribers (and even RSS reading in general) due to Social Media,
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Posted: May 21, 2010
Category: General




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Posted: April 15, 2010
Category: General




This year has been one of learning for me. Physical activity has been a struggle for me for years, and so in January when I decided I would set out to run a 5K this spring, it was a shock to pretty much everyone who knows me.

The thing that has most intrigued me has been how much I have learned about life just from this one decision. I intend to spend the summer writing about these topics quite a bit. I also plan to dig into some of the other series that I began on the blog and for whatever reason never completed. Needless to say, I have a good bit of reading and writing that I will be ...



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Posted: April 13, 2010
Category: Inspiration




I ran 1 mile last night and it took me 18:45. I saw a post on the Couch To 5K’s Facebook profile the other day that questioned whether someone made a typo when they said they ran a mile in 33 minutes.

They couldn’t imagine someone only running one mile in 33 minutes. My contribution to that discussion was pretty good, so I posted it on the Can Wii Do It? blog this evening.

Enjoy The Art of Slow Slow Slow Running…...



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Posted: February 10, 2010
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Posted: February 9, 2010
Category: Blogging & Technology




I am leaving tomorrow after school to go to the annual Texas Music Educators Association clinic/convention in San Antonio. I’m not taking my laptop with me and won’t be accessing a computer besides my iPhone, so I will be away from blogging for the rest of the week. I don’t want to spend a long time here, but I thought I would note that Thursday marks the third anniversary of So You Want To Teach?

This has been a fun project. I’ve learned a whole lot about web development, myself, teaching, and the art of blogging through the building and maintaining of this site. It has become more of a burden than I ever imagined, but I do enjoy the ...



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Posted: December 31, 2009
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Posted: September 30, 2009
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Posted: September 20, 2009
Category: Blogging & Technology




This weekend, I read Back to School: Tips for Teachers on Facebook on the Facebook blog. In it, the author writes:

Some teachers stay away from Facebook altogether, while others — like some of my friends — have found creative workarounds such as only accepting friend requests from students who’ve graduated or those who are over the age of 18. However, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. In fact, it is useful and rewarding to connect with your students on Facebook. So, in honor of all the people who are heading back to school this month, here are some tips for using Facebook.

The article continues by outlining some things that we as teachers can do to secure the ...



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Posted: September 5, 2009
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Posted: August 10, 2009
Category: Personal




This summer has been the best summer of my teaching career so far. Unfortunately for you, I haven’t blogged about it a whole lot. As I get back into the routine of things a little bit more, I will have some more time and energy to begin writing about some of the things that I have experienced and why it is that this summer has been so good.

It all started back at the end of May when I made the decision to miss school on Memorial Day so I could go spend the weekend with my family. My sister was in town and my cousin had a party celebrating his graduation from Med School as a neurosurgeon. I hadn’t ...



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Posted: March 16, 2009
Category: Stress Reduction




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Posted: January 25, 2009
Category: Personal




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Posted: August 8, 2008
Category: Personal




Today is my 30th birthday. I have summer band this morning, and then not much else planned the rest of the day. I’ll probably end up writing a more substantial blog article about this later on.

On that note, I have been out of touch with the blogging world lately. I guess it has a lot to do with the fact that I have become quite busy in the “real world” and blogging takes a back seat to all of that. This has really been the case since April and many of you have probably noticed quite a downswing in the number of articles I have written. I also fall behind in reading.

When I first started blogging, it served ...



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Posted: March 8, 2008
Category: Blogging & Technology




If you use Twitter, add me. I have been quickly glancing over blog posts about it lately, but never paid much attention. I see that more and more bloggers seem to be doing it. As I look at it, it seems much like Facebook and MySpace’s status updates, so I’ll go for it and see what happens.

Some questions I have for my readers: Do you use Twitter? What do you do with it? Do you use it in the classroom? How?...



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