Before I begin exploring the concept of European exploration with my middle school Social Studies students, I like to spend… Read more European Exploration – The Why
Recently I wrote about ensuring we include students in the development of class expectations concerning Zoom participation and camera usage… Read more Improving the Classroom Agreement Process
The 2021/2022 school year has begun! While I am excited about the upcoming adventure, I am not excited about starting… Read more Involve Students in Decisions about Improving Participation
I was thinking ahead to the first days of school, brainstorming new ways to learn about my students and introduce… Read more First Days Introduction Activity
Online teaching is not ideal. In fact, it’s downright lame. But, that doesn’t mean there weren’t any upsides to being… Read more On Zoom or in the Classroom, Provide Students with a Communication Backchannel
As the Tokyo Olympics approach, I have been seeing more and more ads and news stories about the preparations that… Read more Olympic Reminder – Excellence is a Journey
Every year, around the middle of June, I post a blog article advising teachers to hold off on celebrating summer… Read more Don’t Wait for Next Year to Start Planning for Next Year
It’s autumn of 1940 and Beatrice Lee is a first year student at Britain’s famed University of Oxford. Looking for… Read more Penicillin Girl – My New STEM/Historical Fiction Novel for Young Adult Readers
During online teaching, many of us lost confidence in our ability to successfully impact student learning. The transition from the… Read more Teacher Mojo – We Lost it and We Need it Back!
Social media doesn’t have a great reputation. There are people pushing all kinds of agendas and perspectives, as well as… Read more From the Woke to the Wonks, I LOVE my Twitter PLN!