I AM A SONIC BOOMER, NOT A SENIOR... In this blog, I am writing to and for those who believe that the Boomers will change what the word Senior means. I also believe that Boomers will change what retirement means in our society. The blog is also for those who are interested in what life after retirement may look like for them. In this blog I highlight and write about issues that I believe to be important both for Seniors and working Boomers.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I have spent the last two months working in a Learning Center and just want to say thank you to the teachers at the center for making my time enjoyable. In another life I had some district responsibility for helping Learning Centers when the first started in our district. I worked closely with the staff and leadership to help them create the culture of learning, their goals, and their approach to working with the students who end up at the centers. It was a fun time as well as challenging. I am glad to say that the ideals the approach and the goals of the centers. although refined, have not changed that much since the centers were started. As I sat in out lunch room and listened to the teachers talk about the students and their success and their frustrations with students who were not trying, I thought these people really care. The teachers in the centers do not have the luxury of working with the best and the brightest, they work with the students who are one step away from leaving. These students have all arrived at the centers with histories of bad marks, attitudes, drug use, or other problems that make it impossible for the student to be successful in the mainstream. The teachers and the staff at the center work really hard, to make sure the students are successful. I appreciated my time there and wish them well next year