No Kidding… General by Joel Wagner - April 1, 2010June 30, 20101 Share on Facebook Share 0 Share on TwitterTweet 0 Share on Pinterest Share 0 Share on LinkedIn Share 0 Total Shares Sorry, no April Fools Day jokes from me this year. But I am actually posting a little bit. Last night, I took my band to the UIL Concert and Sight-Reading contest and we got a Sweepstakes trophy. This means that at least two of the three judges for our concert program and two of the three judges for our sight-reading agreed that our band played superior and earned a first division. I’m so proud of them! Contact me via email and ask me for the link to the recordings. I have done a ton of thinking about this blog lately and I am determined that I will once again enable comments soon. I have the old ones, but I am going to weed through them by hand, so the processing of them will be slow. Running is coming along very nicely and I ran 20 minutes nonstop on Sunday morning. This has been a great month for me. Oh yeah, I’m starting to do a little more with the Facebook Fan Page, so be sure to become a fan over there if you haven’t yet. You’ll get some cool stuff I don’t share on Twitter. 15 Tricks To Transform Yourself From Classroom Bully Into A…Last Minute UIL Concert & Sight Reading Preparations:…50 Reasons To Love Your Job As A TeacherJoel 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.