This course explores current issues and obstacles faced by the secondary educator. Through constructive conversation and scholarly review, participants will take a critical look at topics which impact their own personal instruction as well as the overall climate of secondary education within the United States. Topics will cover a wide span of issues, including but not limited to: the impact of adolescent development on instruction, the ethics of social media in the classroom, student apathy, the overbearing parent, mandated assessments, and school violence. Practical strategies to deal with these issues will also be addressed. This course will take place on-line in Spring B: February 27- April 30.