I might be gone for a while



Hi all,

I just wanted to let my regular readers know that I am going to be taking a bread from writing for a while.  I am going to be having my first child real soon so I do not envision being able to write much over the course of the next few weeks.  I plan to start up again once things kind of settle back in.

I just wanted to thank all of you that come back on a regular basis.  I have been enjoying writing and having someone read what I have been writing.  I hope what I have written resonated with you and helped you along in your profession.  When I started I wasn't even sure if I would have enough to say to keep this going, but it has been pretty steady with a pretty large body of work now in my table of contents.

I figured I would let you all know why my posts have slowed and why they will probably stop here for a while in the near future.

Thanks again for reading!

-Steve Schwarten
US History Teacher

Teachers and Coaches as Cultural Warriors


Being a good man in this world is hard.

I have written and re-written this post several times.  I even deleted the file several times.  Every time I wrote something on this subject I felt like it wasn’t good enough.  So here is an attempt I think I like.

The initial sentence I wrote above the last statement is probably the truest statement I have written so far on this blog.  Being a good man is hard.  The sentence is so simple, but it is loaded with explosives.