A few months back I wrote a post about student stress and how we, the teachers, are causing it. Through high expectations,… Read more Teacher Stress: Sometimes We Cause This Too!
I was talking to my middle school students about their busy lives. Many of my students have a full day… Read more Student Stress – We Cause It and We Need to Fix It
According to the Ministry of Education for the Province of Alberta, Canada, curriculum is the what that students need to… Read more Hidden Curriculum: What Are You Really Teaching?
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
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!