Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, Episode 13. In this episode, I interview Paul Cavender, another friend of mine who works with me at Eckstein Middle School. Some of my teachers friends call him Papa Bear because of his big heart, goofy nature, general likeability, and ability to connect with students, often at their level. Paul is also an incredibly smart Renaissance Man who can wax poetic on any number of topics while also offering practical advice and handy tools to fix things around school that need to be fixed, such as helping me jury-rig the cases of my library iPads so that a USB connector would fit in. (But that’s a story for another day.) Listen to Paul talk about why he stopped being a chef to become a teacher who has taught everything from high school biology and math to middle school language arts and social studies and how to avoid teacher burnout.