My name is Brian Whalen. I am a business education teacher, teaching Consumer Education, Investment Strategies and Business Law. This is my first attempt at blogging for educational purposes. I hope you enjoy what you read.
What is whalen.biz?
I’m too busy. I teach, I coach, I parent, I husbanded, I create new words. I don’t have time to start blogging. I have tried before and lasted all of 2 months of a football season.
So why am I going to start blogging now? Well:
- It’s 2015(now 2016) and everyone is doing it.
- I feel the experiences in my classroom are unique and worth documenting.
- I’m looking to connect with other educators to share ideas and get feedback.
More About Me
As previously stated, I teach Business Education at Glenbrook High School District #225. If you could summarize what I want students to experience in my classroom, it would be authenticity. The nature of these courses lends them to be very personal and focused toward the future. I hope all students leave my classroom with an increased ability to think, try, reflect, fail and repeat.
I have a degree in Business Administration from THE Ball State University. I also have a Masters in Secondary Education from National Louis University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. I have coached both football and basketball at the high school levels for 12 years.
If you see anything on here that interests you or have any questions, I would welcome an open dialogue. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.