Just because we all had to suffer with essays doesn’t make it right to inflict them upon our students. Here’s… Read more 5 Reasons Why the Essay Must Die
This project began as something teacher-centered, but (thankfully) it fell apart. Later, I repackaged it and spun it into something that was… Read more Student-Centered Video Project
All across the world, the natural love and desire to learn is dying. Not a slow death, not a death… Read more When Schools Kill
One day I was reflecting on the unit I was going to teach and challenged myself to make it more engaging.… Read more Simple Speech Activity to Help Students Understand Power of Words
I read a great quote from Abraham Lincoln recently: “If you give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, I… Read more Easy Warm Up Routine
Recently I began my big New Government project in US History. My culminating project is a student presentation of a… Read more Fun Tinder Activity
My brother and his family were visiting this summer and, when I was talking to my middle school-aged niece, she… Read more Do You Allow Students to Address You by First Name?