Just Me

IMG_2305I’m Jake Carr.  I have been a Cultural Anthropologist and a linguist.  I have been a missionary.  I have taught English to Chechnyan refugees in Belgium, been a Language Arts teacher, a Waldorf specialty music teacher, taught grades 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8 and homeschool in a Waldorf-inspired Public Charter School in California.  And now, I’m an English teacher and Independent Personalized Learning Teacher for grades 9-12.

Although I’m no longer in a Waldorf setting, I’ll always have a gnome in my heart.  If you’re unfamiliar with Waldorf methods, also known as Steiner Methodology, look it up, or just keep reading my blog.  It’s good stuff.

One of the wonderfully difficult parts of being a teacher is that we continuously create our own curriculum.  IMG_2908In the pages of my blog, you’ll find a managerié of which twists, and twirls Waldorf, Google Classroom, Orff, Personalized Learning, and other things I come up within a hurricane of Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, Music, Fine Arts, and just about every other subject we want our kids to better understand.

I truly consider myself a rogue-teacher.  I do what I know is right for kids, in a way that they’re going to love.  I hit educational standards without kids knowing that they’re learning. I hope you enjoy the stuff I put up, and let me know how it works for you.


  1. Jake, we go a long way back, all the way to The Netherlands, we became friends and will be forever and a day.
    You Sir, are an inspiration to many.
    You will plants seeds in your students and you will live on, long after you have left this earth in their hearts and their children hearts.
    Jake, my friend, I love you.

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