Tag: teaching

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Jill Vaz


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features first grade teacher, chocolate lover and one of my former students Jill Vaz. I would like to thank Jill for her interview and for her dedication to the teaching profession. …when you forget where […]

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Kellye Statz


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features English teacher, coach and one of my former students Kellye Statz. I would like to thank Kellye for her interview and for her dedication to the teaching profession. Students are highly intuitive and if […]

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Jasmine Hawkins


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features English teacher, writer and spoken word artist Jasmine Hawkins. I would like to thank Jasmine for her interview and for her dedication to the teaching profession. You have to love your students and be […]

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Bryan Fisher


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features history teacher, coach, and New York Jets fan Byran Fisher. I would like to thank Bryan for his interview and for his dedication to the teaching profession. Relationships are the foundation of great teaching. […]

WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight is on Kelly O’Neill


WoFo’s Teacher Spotlight features awesome educators who are dedicated to teaching and inspiring young people everyday. In this edition, WoFo features special education teacher and one of my oldest friends Kelly O’Neill. I would like to thank Kelly for her interview, for being a life-long friend and for her dedication to the teaching profession. Find what clears your mind and […]

A Message of Hope For All Those Stressed-out Teachers


The other day I felt that familiar hot streak of panic rush through my chest as I stared down a mound of ungraded assignments, as a slew of unanswered emails festered in my inbox, as the guidance department requested a meeting for that “special” student. To all those stressed-out teachers… I feel you. Make no mistake, […]

What’s the point of school?


As I was packing up my desk on the last day before winter break a former student knocked on my classroom door. “Mr. Armstrong!” “M!” For the next few minutes, M and I did the former teacher/student small talk thing. After we covered such topics as about the weirdness of walking down the old high […]