Inspired By So You Want To Teach? Inspiration by Joel Wagner - April 14, 2009June 30, 20108 New readers are coming to this blog all the time. As a new reader, the comments below will show you some of the many ways that reading this blog can be beneficial for you! I have received a large number of comments and emails from people who tell me that they have been inspired to begin blogging as a result of this here blog. I must admit, I am very interested in getting other people to begin seeing the benefit of blogging through their experiences. I also am quite focused on personal growth in many areas of my life. With that in mind, I know that I say some things very bluntly and don’t pull too many punches. Sometimes the things I say hit people where it hurts. Hopefully that discomfort (or flat out pain) can help to be a motivator to change something. So I’m gonna throw this one back on the readers. What has changed in your life as a result of my blog. I’d prefer to hear the positive things most of all! What has been your favorite page on the site? Maybe one of the readers left a comment that impacted you. Share with us. Basically, this is an invitation to share with the community of over 750 subscribers (and over 1,000 daily visitors) what it is that has inspired you to change your world in some way. Joel WagnerJoel 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.