As a history teacher, I spend a lot of time looking backwards. Yes, I do connect the past to the… Read more Back to the Future: Rethinking History Instruction
On December 9, The Atlantic published an article entitled ‘The End of High-School English’ which warned that AI chatbots, like… Read more AI Chatbots Are Here. Now What?
I was surfing through Reddit and stumbled across a link to game that has captivated my Geography students: Globle. It’s… Read more Thinking Global Through Globle
Recently Spotify sent me a report, entitled 2022 Wrapped, detailing my activities on the audio streaming service for this year.… Read more 2022 Wrapped
In the 1950s, young people rejected obedience and compliance and began to rebel against their parents. Adolescents adopted a different… Read more Student Smartphone Usage – Are Adults Overreacting Again?
I have never been the kind of teacher who sits still. Throughout my career, I have reflected, constantly seeking ways… Read more Make Time for Magic
My school asked our grade-level team to talk to our students about smartphone usage. No phones in the classroom has… Read more Reducing Smartphone Use: Authenticity vs. Authority
Beatrice Jackson’s life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. Well…actually it is: you see, Beatrice has a flying unicorn named Rainbow.… Read more So Over That Rainbow – My New YA Adventure Novel
Over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to participate in a number of large schoolwide projects. These experiences have… Read more Be Intentional When Creating Large-Scale Projects
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