Scenes From The Fourth Row

Ramblings about life and some other stuff that I can't remember right now.

Facts

Imagine the following scene in a high school classroom near you. “Good morning class! My name is Mr. T and welcome to US History. I can see some of you looking around the room for your old teacher, Mr. O. He’s been fired, and I’ll…

Breathing

Today, I started the fifth week of school. I managed to survive the first four weeks, and I finally feel like I’m mostly caught up…for now. As any teacher can tell you, there is always work to do, even over the summer. It just happens…

Choices

A couple of years ago, my social studies department head asked if I would be interested in representing our school and department at the school district’s annual job fair. I work in a large, well respected district. Thousands of people drive fairly long distances in order…

Backward

When I first began teaching AP US History, I thought I knew a great deal about our nation’s history. I was wrong. Partly through completing graduate school, partly from leisure reading, and partly out of necessity, I’ve learned more about US History in the past…

Reading

I don’t really like to travel. Okay, that’s not completely accurate. I enjoy visiting different locations away from home. I just don’t enjoy the travelling part of travel. I need to get a teleportation device of some kind to beam me where I want to…

Half

Teaching AP US History requires me to deal with unpleasant topics from time to time. Slavery is one of those topics and it basically is an undercurrent of most of the content during the first semester of the course. Typically when I teach about slavery…

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Mike

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