Has Good Teaching Changed?

I wonder: when is my teaching helping to shape ethical, thoughtful, happy human beings? When am I (doing a good job, maybe) teaching to fulfill the demands of the market, of corporate future employers, of educational fashion, of the latest branding initiatives of influential schools? I have written here before about the dangers of so-called... Continue Reading →


Beginning a Schoolwide Recycling Program Was Easier Than I Expected

With the help of students and colleagues, I am trying to bring consistent, accurate recycling to the school where I teach. And I am attempting to teach students about recycling--by having them do it together. * * * On January 1st of this year, recycling in Oregon changed. We had been shipping much of our... Continue Reading →