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!
I am not a Luddite. I am not afraid of change. I am open to, and regularly blog about, new… Read more Don’t Forget the Fundamentals of Classroom Instruction and Discipline
Following our look at the Abraham Lincoln assassination, my US History students wrote a paragraph about Lincoln as a president… Read more Beyond the Red Pen: Have Students Actively Reflect on Their Writing
Recently I found a thread on Reddit.com about clever classroom cheating techniques. Below are some of the best stories. Enjoy,… Read more Students Share Cheating Strategies
I know the holiday season is far behind us, but I wanted to share some details about a tree ornament… Read more Maker Project: US Gov’t as Tree Ornaments