This summer I wrote and published a children’s book. It is entitled The Yucky Ducky and it is a fun,… Read more Challenge Students with High-Level Vocabulary
I was browsing Reddit.com one day and found this thread entitled What can a person learn/know right now in 10… Read more Quick Life Lessons from Reddit
Every year, our 8th Graders go on a trip to Washington DC to explore the nation’s capital. This year’s trip… Read more Combining Student Council Election and our Annual DC Trip
This year I decided to really challenge myself and my students during our school’s Earth Week activities. I decided to… Read more No Tech Day
Since my first day of teaching, I have always had my students at work at a warm-up task when they… Read more Start Your Classes Strong with a Warm Up Activity
A few years ago I had the honor of delivering the keynote address at the CMS high school Career Day… Read more What I Learned from my Dad, John, and Beatle John Lennon
The fundamental practices of classroom instruction are like the lines of code in an app: remove only a few and… Read more Hacking Your Classroom
We talk a lot about failure and the value of having students experience more failure and learning from failure. There… Read more Student Feature Film Project Part 2 – Epic Failure!
I just finished a long unit and wondered if there was a more engaging way to assess student understanding. With… Read more Cool Hollywood Musical Project!
This is a big pet peeve of mine. So, forgive me if I come off a bit crazy! Having said… Read more Be Serious about Dress Down Days