This week I will be posting my first video on my first Youtube Channel, Making It Hard to be Ignorant. The channel is dedicated to serving those families who home school and/or tutor their students/children at home. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings and friends. Anyone who helps someone else trying to learn .
My goal is to share my experiences and expertise with you. And you, the person who is responsible for teaching this student you probably care about, can do whatever you want with the information. Use some of it, all of it or none of it. At the least, it will confirm what you are doing is the best route. Or maybe I can help you can see there is a different way.
Who am I? Tim Ihms, an educator of over 40 years. I have taught in three states, regular education and special education, kindergarten through twelfth, the living and soon to be not, private and public. I have current certificates in Arizona for three different areas of special education, K-8 regular ed and principal. My Masters degree is from University of Northern Colorado in special education.
I have begun two private K-12 schools where I was also the principal. One school grew to 530 students and the other 230. Both were accredited and excelled at academics. At the second school, 66% of my graduates exceeded all three sections of the Arizona test, the AIMs.
I am passionate about each of my students instruction. I know after 40 years in education, all students can learn. Not all teachers can teach.
The channel will discuss math, writing, grammar, reading and I expect more.
My schedule is to produce a new episode every two weeks the first year and then once a month after that.
I look forward to supporting all who watch the videos in their instruction. And I am hoping for lots of questions.
Please give Making It Hard to be Ignorant a look.
I am Tim Ihms, the founder, head master, instructor, book keeper, and part time custodian at New Park Street Christian Academy. The blogs on this page are written for the parents of New Park Street students and for those who may be interested in sending their child to the school some day.