There ought to be some sort of prize for any 70's trivia buff who could remember that old TV show starring "Mr. Cotter", about a teacher, played by Gabe Kaplan. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqw1RC3d1d0
I even remember Room 222, another show from those days. Plus some great movies about teaching from which you can actually learn some good and useful do's and dont's: "Ferris Bueller", "Back to School", "Stand and Deliver", "Dead Poet's Society" and I'll bet you could name some favorites too.
I'm going to try to keep this blog up and running for awhile and post some interesting (to me at least) comments and resources and interesting stuff. I'll leave it to you and your comments to steer me in the right direction.