During my residency at the City of London Freemens School, I found myself observing and then reflecting on some of my own habits. We have all developed certain traits based on our personal life experiences or dreams. They may be little things, that serve to remind us of someone special, or perhaps an action that reminds us of who we aspire to be. Often these 'little things' are actually not so little at all, but central to our core, and can make a huge difference to our future, keeping us on track when life gets tough or exhausting.
I noticed how many “wingtips” were worn by the teachers and administrators at this incredible school, even some of the women wore them. Why is this interesting to me?... I wear “wingtips” to honor my grandfather, the most honorable of men, who would wear them on special occasions. As a young man, I always told myself that when I got older, I would do the same. Teaching is the noblest profession I know, and every day that I teach has the potential to be a...
I was fortunate to build a professional and personal relationship with this hard working, caring, individual. Roland Martin, Headmaster at City of London Freemen’s School was a gracious host during my time working with and serving the teachers and leadership team.
Moving into my final week of residency at Freemen’s I am reminded that while the school systems in England are different than those in the states, the challenges that we face as teachers remain the same. So does the love of teaching. It is wonderful to collaborate with like-minded colleagues.