A Repertoire for the Imperfect

Jose Vilson Jose

Last night, my fiancee and I watched El Cantante, a first-person retelling of legendary salsa star Hector Lavoe’s life of music, drugs, and suicide through …

On Being Difficult

Jose Vilson Jose

A few weeks ago, my good friend John Holland and I were discussing some really good conversation ranging from music to education. Every time we …

Be Somebody

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

Everytime I come across December 1st, I think about the millions of people across the world who have constant reminders of their impending doom, and …

Why Your Voice Really Does Matter

Jose Vilson Jose

Last night, I and the gentlemen from MiBodegaOnline.com went to El Museo Del Barrio, a museum dedicated to the Latino experience here and everywhere, located …

Walk With Your Chin Up, Young Man

Jose Vilson Jose

Sometime last year, a young weary teacher walked through a still leaf-laden path along the projects in his neighborhood. Exhausted after a long day and …

Why We Quote

Jose Vilson Jose

On Twitter a few hours ago, I asked a simple question: Here’s a good question: who’s the person you quote the most? Why? I got …

Jam

Jose Vilson Jose

It ain’t too much for me to jam. I have to find my peace ‘cuz No one seems to let me be False prophets cry …

Where Does Drive Come From?

Jose Vilson Jose

She sat there, discussing her latest situations with adults and children with a sore arm, and a cup of coffee she sips so carefully. She …

Thou Shall Not Fall

Jose Vilson Jose

Today, I got to thinking a lot about success and failure lately, because with everything, it feels like I’m treading a fine line between failure …

My Own Purpose Driven Life

Jose Vilson Jose

Last night, I saw Milk, starring Sean Penn and Josh Brolin. As I’m typing this, I’m having difficulty using the proper word to describe how …

The Persistence of Memory

Jose Vilson Jose

Let’s set the scene. Sunday, September 7th, 2008. I’ve just spent the better part of the last 7 hours soft-coding and designing page 4 of …

To My Journal …

Jose Vilson

Let me ruminate a bit. I like being personally invited to events. I like being messaged or called out specifically by people. I like searching …

The Triumph of the Human Spirit

Jose Vilson

Cold Stone Creameries, Saturday.Michael Jackson blaring through the stereos above while some kids dance to it. I’m chillin’ with my girl, scooping up on Cookie …

Tan Joven

Jose Vilson Education

Honestly, today’s professional development didn’t do anything to make me a better teacher, and I’m pretty sure I have a ways to go before I …

Imagine

Jose Vilson

Imagine there’s no Heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today … …

Walk On Water

Jose Vilson Education, Jose

When it comes to my principles, I didn’t tell them who I quoted from, but I had a discussion around them. What’s great about these …