Class – atten…tion!

December 17, 2008 | Uncategorized | RSS 2.0

So for awhile I’ve been thinking about writing a book…”Basic Training: What America’s Schools Can Learn from America’s Military.”  Then I thought “well, I have no idea if anyone would buy it!”  So I decided to share my thoughts here on the net, and since basictraining.com was already taken, I went with the name you see now.

In my nine years of teaching I have used and adapted many of the techniques, tactics, and procedures that I learned in the military.  I like to think this has had a positive effect on my teaching, and if my students’ feedback is any indicator these are lessons that should be shared.

I hope you find the ideas useful, and please let me know what you think!

3 Responses to “Class – atten…tion!”

  1. Terri Rawls Says:

    I agree 100%. Schools are lacking in structure and discipline which all children, young and old, need. Great site.

  2. Athena Kleisner Says:

    I agree as well. If I could have afforeded it I would have sent my son to a military school. However in the public school system today they are taught that it doesn’t matter what they do as long as there is someon else to blame. Now my son, a young adult who is always in trouble and cannot keep a job has turned to blaming others for his misfortunes. This sickens me greatly. I personly think everyone should spend at least 4 years minimum in the military. I know it gave me alot of structure and I learned a lot of lessons that I carry with me today. LOVE THE SITE!!

  3. The Sarge Says:

    I would love to create a military-style charter school…everyone in uniform, do PT together, take responsibility for each other, etc.

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