In a Teacher’s Declaration, Discouraging Words and A Smidgen of Insight

January 1st, 2018 § Comments Off on In a Teacher’s Declaration, Discouraging Words and A Smidgen of Insight § permalink

Of the many criteria one might apply when considering what makes a great teacher, I think it’s fair to say that the ability to see and encourage something in a student that they do not yet necessarily see in themselves would rank high on the list. While this is probably not possible for each and every student, nor every teacher, one often hears stories from successful people about a teacher who really helped them along on their journey of education and discovery. As I contemplate my education, Continue reading...

Times Square Weirdness, A Photographic Portfolio

December 26th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

If the location of your office compels you to visit Times Square regularly, you are confronted at least twice a day (going to work and on your way home) by a crush of people, gaping tourists, perpetual construction and, of course, by opportunists dressed as cartoon characters, Marvel and DC superheroes, Star Wars figures and, here and there, barely dressed at all. The common reaction to all of this is to keep one’s head down and push through, muttering about the madness, wondering where all the Continue reading...