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?
No Tech Day
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
What I Learned from my Dad, John, and Beatle John Lennon
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
Student Feature Film Project Part 2 – Epic Failure!
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!
Cool Hollywood Musical Project!
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!
Epic Lincoln Rap Battle Project
As we drew near the end of our Lincoln assassination unit, I struggled with how to assess student learning. Sure,… Read more Epic Lincoln Rap Battle Project
Photo Scavenger Hunt – How To & Lessons Learned
Recently I volunteered to create an activity for our middle school Intramurals block. We have a house system at our… Read more Photo Scavenger Hunt – How To & Lessons Learned
Student Feature Film Project – Part 1
Note: Yes, I am planning to have my students film a feature-length movie. Yes, this project is MASSIVE. What was… Read more Student Feature Film Project – Part 1
My 5 Favorite Ideas from the World Maker Faire
I just returned from the 2016 World Maker Faire in New York City. It was AWESOME. There was a great… Read more My 5 Favorite Ideas from the World Maker Faire
5 Reasons Why the Essay Must Die
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