I posted a comment earlier today on a Huffington Post article in response to the New York City beverage law. My comments were an observation about students drinking too much soda in class, but it started a string of responses from readers. This made me realize that the public needs more information about this issue. My mom, a registered nurse, suggested some videos from HBO films that address the obesity crisis in America. I’ve included the links below. The films are quite lengthy, but worth your time. The New York law might be government overreach, but its only because parents and society at large have failed to take action.
In an effort to put a dent in the societal ignorance about the education profession, I’m going to chronicle my preparation over the next year. Hopefully, this is more than just an exercise in catharsis and provides some insight into the actual craft of teaching.
Starting a blog is a royal pain in the ass, and yet totally addicting. What in the hell should I write? How do I adjust the font? Widgets digitally exist? How do I drive traffic to my site? Blogging combines expression with narcissism. The genesis of a blog becomes a thing unto itself, as a synthesis of creation and subservience to the web. It becomes all consuming, a type of crack for the digital generation. Blogs feed our need for people to like us and to tell people what we think. Continue reading