Naming a blog is hard work! Maybe not naming a child hard, but still challenging none the less. How can I capture what I might want to write about weeks, months, and hopefully years from now?? I think what I have chosen is fitting. School has been a part of my life in some way for the last 42 years and, as the title of my blog clearly states, I think that schools can be better. We are living in a time when we have to give strong thought to how schools serve students. It is no longer okay to teach kids the way that we were taught. It is not fair to students, nor society as a whole! Even though the district that has been my home for the the last 23 years is a high performing district that has high expectations for its teachers and students, there is still room for improvement. Not striving for something better will lead to stagnation and stagnation is not good for students. I should make it clear that this blog is in no way affiliated with Morton CUSD #709. My opinions are my opinions. In fact, there might be times that what I choose to write would not necessarily be supported by “my” district.