Linda Higgins has a passion for good teaching which she defines as teaching that reaches the hearts, souls, and minds of the learner. During the last few years of her career, she became very uncomfortable with the data driven mentality imposed by the administration in her school district and by so many others marching to the beat of the CCSS drum. During thirty-four years of teaching covering all grade levels and using the curriculums of four different states, Linda’s perspective has never wavered. Students and teachers both need opportunities to be creative and explore through a variety of interests and modalities.
Because teachers are very busy people, these blog posts will be brief, usually recording midnight thoughts about the direction of education. She hopes this blog will encourage others who sometimes feel as if they were cast as “The Lone Dissenter” in a grade B movie.
B.S. at Vanderbilt University
Major: Drama, Minor: French
Concurrent education classes at George Peabody College for Teachers
M.A. at California State University
Education with Emphasis on Reading
Reading Specialist Credential