Thoughts about Distance “Learning”

As my thirty-first year of teaching high school quickly approaches, I am one of thousands that have concerns about Distance “Learning.”  I wanted to share with people my thoughts. 1).  March 16 to End of the school year was, for all sorts of reasons, a disaster. We (public school teachers who teach in the classroom)

Dear Students, I am sorry.

DISCLAIMER:  I wrote this article on July 14, 2020 at 10:40am.  At the time I wrote this, our local school district was still deciding how school was going to start.  Our school district is in Placer County, California.  I will not name school or district.  My blog represents me.  Plus, you can find out where

For One Day: Look for the GOOD

I love our country.  No.  Really.  I do! I love our country. Therefore, when I see all the anti-American rhetoric, it can hurt.  I know.  “That’s strange,” you might say.  Well, when you love someone or something and others don’t, that doesn’t bother you?  Just a little bit. “Paul, how come?  How come you would

Do We Need A Leader?

With all that has happened the last several months leads me to ask the question, “Who is the leader of  ‘insert-name-of-group?”  When I asked someone that question, “Who is the leader you are following?”  The person responded, “I don’t know.”  Fascinating.  To be part of an organization / movement and not know who the leader

Pick A Lane!

As we know, May 25, 2020 will be a day that will be an important date of history.  The murder / killing of George Floyd.  The days that followed are going to be not as “important” as that one day.   However, many life changing things did happen following that day (as of June 10, 2020

Begin With The End In Mind. Be Responsible.

This is part of my series focused on the “inevitable”  “The End.”  My end.  Possibly your end, as well. This is the third in the series.  The first one was “Be Kind.”  The second one is “Be Respectful.”  Now, if I was to re-write “Be Respectful,” I would change it to “Be Respect.”  There is

Today’s SPECIAL: Know Sandwich

I am going to make a “KNOW SANDWICH.”   Here is what I know.  I started to write this on May 7, 2020 at 1:49pm. 1:51pm – just as I got all comfortable, I had to go to the bathroom… okay. Now, I am back… I love Wyton Marsalis’s album with the English Chamber Orchestra.. Listening