Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, episode 5. In my fifth episode, hear from a friend of mine, Mark Ballinger, who used to work with me at Eckstein Middle School and now works at the nearby Jane Addams Middle School as a language arts, social studies, and tech teacher. He is an incredibly smart person with a dry sense of humor who gives me great book suggestions. In this conversation, we talk about using humor in the classroom, the plight of media not understanding what teachers do, and why he chose teaching as a second career.
Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, episode 4. In my fourth episode, hear from another good friend of mine who teaches special education and works with me at Eckstein Middle School, Stacey Norman. She inspires me with her creative lesson plans and passion for teaching all different types of students (often at the same time! she is a true model of differentiation), and also makes me laugh constantly, as apparent by this conversation.
Welcome to Adequate Yearly Progress, episode 3. In my third episode, hear from my good friend, Hillary Logan, who is a math teacher and works with me at Eckstein Middle School. She is thoughtful, passionate, and also an extremely hilarious person who talks about a lot of things, including some great strategies on how to incorporate students in developing assessments.