Drew Michael McWeeney – Bucks Hill Elementary School Preschool At The Annex Special Education Teacher


Check out this profile that Southern Connecticut State University did on me in their 2019-2020 admissions viewbook! Thanks to Isabel, Cesar and the many others who worked on this project!

So happy to receive the video of the Drexel University Concert Band’s world premiere performance of my piece “Reflections” I wrote. It was performed on December 9, 2018 at the Mandell Theater in Philadelphia, PA!

Here is the audience view video.

Here is the conductor view video.

In addition, Dr. Jacob Werblow, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Central Connecticut State University and I are working on a podcast on exploring edTPA, the newest pre-service teacher program requirement.

Every teacher preparation certification program in the United States (including Connecticut) requires their education majors to pass edTPA in order to receive their initial educator certificate which allows them to teach
in the public schools.

I was the last cohort of students to where edTPA did not count. Yet, we had to complete it. We are fighting to both eliminate edTPA and explore possible alternatives. You can find out why edTPA is causing a major issue by listening to our podcast when it is finished.

It should be finished in January, 2020. This will be the first-ever research and evidence-based reform attempt in the United States on this issue which we are excited about. Listen to the podcast promo below.


Additionally, I want to thank my good friend, Frank, and his company Frank Albano Productions for creating the first of many promotional media for my Elvis Presley
book I am in the process of working on.


… oh, and thanks for visiting this mechanism …


Think about this word: Homosapian.

The word ‘homo’ means human. And the word
‘sapian’ means think. Put these two words together and Homosapian is a human who thinks. However, I do
not believe even the slightest that we are humans who think.

So, I have to add another ‘sapian‘ to the word.

And then, we have a new word:




And this is who we are: Humans that think about
our thinking.

Similar to composing, our minds work best when learning, thinking and creativity is both interest driven and production based. The essence of learning,
thinking and creativity is in the overseeing of large-scale blueprints first, then delighting in details. It operates similar to structural glue – not outwardly obvious
in many cases.

Think, learn, and create in the moment.



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