Find your passion. And then share it.

I participated in my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tournament today. Unfortunately I lost both of my matches. I’ve never had that much fun losing before. About five months ago, Micah and I started taking Jiu Jitsu classes. Originally I thought I would do it for a...

Peer Pressure

Tomorrow I’m running 13.1 miles. I am not a distance runner. My friends are. I’m happy when I run five miles. Six isn’t bad. I never have the desire to run ten miles. And yet, I’m running a half marathon tomorrow. I signed up mostly because I wanted to please my...

The law of modeling

We had a great discussion today of why modeling is so essential in teaching.  It’s a basic, fundamental law – somewhat like gravity.  Teachers, more so than many professions, must model what they want.  If you want students to be problem solvers, then be a problem...

Compassion

We just wrapped up the first week of planning with our staff. As a math guy, it’s difficult for me to capture the emotions that were experienced last week. Let me just say it was really, really amazing. Six new teachers, six returning teachers, the secretary, the...

Compassion

We just wrapped up the first week of planning with our staff. As a math guy, it’s difficult for me to capture the emotions that were experienced last week. Let me just say it was really, really amazing. Six new teachers, six returning teachers, the secretary, the...