On Friday, February 28th, I had my 8th Grade US History students work on a current events research and writing… Read more Explicit Teaching About Learning
Recently I have contemplated training to run a marathon. And when I say “contemplated” I mean the concept barely crossed… Read more What Teachers Can Learn from Marathon Runners
Yes, the U.S. Constitution is an important and influential document. But, as a topic, the constitution can be a little… Read more Easy & Engaging 3-Step US Constitution Activity
When discussing rigor in school work, two characteristics that frequently come up are complexity and difficulty. What often gets left… Read more It’s Time to Think About Time
I was walking down the corridor at my school and a colleague, who was following behind me, shouted out a… Read more School Culture: What’s In Your Organization?
Schools generate lots of data about students. We gather data through tests and assignments. We gather data through classroom observation.… Read more PD Day? How About a Data Dive Day?!
This weekend is the annual conference for the National Council for the Social Studies. There, more than 3000 educators will… Read more History: The Stories Matter
My new school is really focused on teacher collaboration. They have structured schedules such that subjects, at least in the… Read more Some Appreciation for Collaboration
Usually, this time of year, I would be writing posts about getting organized for the new year. I would talk… Read more Strategies for Successfully Integrating into a New School
This particular post may not go over with my current/former administrators. I hope they don’t take it too personally! But,… Read more Time for More Teacher-Centered Meetings?