My Volunteering Adventure Continues

After I had assembled those study carrels, I returned to the main office to find out what they would like me to do next.  If you haven’t had a chance to read the first part of my volunteering adventure at Twin Lakes, it’s located here. Ms. Flynn, the school principal, asked me to take a […]

My Return to Twin Lakes Middle School

As you may know, I have been attempting to volunteer my services at Mandarin Middle School.  It’s been about a month now and I’ve made two separate trips to visit them, but no one from that school has ever contacted me. If you’d like to see that complete story, it begins here. If you know […]

I’d Appreciate Your Input Here on This

Have you left a comment here on The TeacherBeacon and then it never showed up?  If so, I’d sure like to hear from you.  Just take a moment to add a comment to this post. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a lengthy comment, a short one will do just fine. In most cases, your […]

My Return to Mandarin Middle School

In my previous post I wrote about my decision to volunteer my services at Mandarin Middle School, the closest school to my home here in Jacksonville.  If you haven’t had a chance to read it, it’s located here. To reprise a little bit, after my first visit to the school I completed the online background […]

I’ve Decided to Become a Volunteer

I’m assuming that you are probably familiar with Daily Teaching Tools, my website devoted to free resources for teachers. And, if you are, you may also have noticed that I am very fond of advocating that administrators spend specific periods, on a regular basis, in the classroom teaching students. That also applies to anyone in […]

What’s Next? Red Bull Ads?

First, let me extend my apologies for not posting this past Tuesday. I experienced a frustrating glitch in the WordPress application that prevented me from being able to log in and work on my next post. Fortunately, the glitch has been taken care of and shouldn’t occur again. What follows is what I intended to […]

Taco Bell Ads in our Cafeterias

This is a continuation of my last two posts on corporate sponsorship in our schools.  If you haven’t had a chance to read them yet, the earlier one is located here. Tonya Weathersbee continued, by saying, “Recently Sen. Steve Wise, R-Jacksonville, joined his colleagues Sen. Bill Montfort, D-Tallahassee, and Rep. Brian Nelson, R-Apopka, in filing […]

Downside to Corporate Sponsorship in Schools

This is a continuation of my last post on corporate sponsorship in our schools.  If you haven’t had a chance to read yet, it’s located here. Rep. Irv Slosberg of Boca Raton, Florida, the sponsor of one of those two bills that would allow corporate advertising in schools said that he would prefer to see […]

Corporate Sponsorship in Our Schools

This is a topic that I suspect is on the minds of many of us in the world of education, as it seems to be an up-and-coming trend. Here in Jacksonville, there has been discussion and controversy about allowing corporate sponsorship in our schools, cafeterias, and buses.  The thinking, I suppose, is that if it […]

The Grade Recovery Controversy Continues

My last four posts have been devoted entirely to grade recovery.  For the sake of not getting myself stuck in a rut, this one will be the last one for awhile. Sharon Scholl of Jacksonville Beach had this to say recently: “It is impossible for the public to know what to make of the report […]