Kirk and Spock

Don’t Ask Why Not, But How It’s Getting Done

Jose Vilson Jose 2 Comments

Sometime after I saw the movie Star Trek, my girlfriend and I sat in a diner and chit-chatted about education as usual, when the issue of “getting things done” came up. Of course, there’s now a million GTD and DIY-themed sites out there, helping you get from point A to point B for anything, thus making anyone into a virtual Angus McGyver. But this conversation? A little different. Often, the …


From a Teacher to an Educational Leader

Jose Vilson Jose 6 Comments

Luz loved writing about education so much, she decided to give us another nugget of wisdom. Once again, Luz … The transition began four years when I saw the chaos that was around me in the school I had been working in for six years. Even though it wasn’t always the perfect setting, there was a sense of solidarity and commitment from my colleagues. I had the privilege of having …

Frida Kahlo's "Le Due Frida"

Short Notes: By Any Means Human

Jose Vilson Short Notes 6 Comments

Get your New York Yankees wallpaper here and here courtesy of yours truly. You’re welcome. I’m not losing any fat, but I’m definitely gaining muscle. Thus, my weight is still the same, but I feel different. It’s worth noting that the one group my blog is popular with is … teachers. And teachers of all colors. With people who I’m typically associated with at first sight, not so much. And …


Jose Vilson Jose 5 Comments

You say you want a revolution, well you know we all want to change the world. My annoyance right now stems from the idea of leadership, and how my definition of it has changes vastly everyday. On the one end, I wanted to believe I was a leader. I do my part as a teacher and motivator for my kids, and even the students who’ve graduated and tell me how …

How Much I Make? A Difference

Jose Vilson 2 Comments

This morning, after waking up from a much-needed hangover-induced nap, I decided to make my rounds on the Internets. I got to AM’s blog and came upon one post in particular that I loved. It was Taylor Mali’s performance of “What Teachers Make”, a poem about the difference between a corporate 9-5 job and working in the K-12 educational system. Naturally, I loved the subject matter and the poem itself, …