Opposition To Change

Go into the world and make a difference, they say Follow your passions and pursue them each day Step out of your comfort zone without much delay As long as you do this, everything will be okay   But the reality is much different than this If you rock the boat, get ready for the … Continue reading Opposition To Change

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Wearing Yourself Out

Do you feel worn out? I do. Last night I collapsed on the couch and struggled unsuccessfully to keep my eyes open as my wife and I shared stories from the day. I was mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausted. It wasn't that I had endured the kind of stress and turmoil experienced recently in … Continue reading Wearing Yourself Out

Recite After Me… (Teaching About Charlottesville)

via Daily Prompt: Recite The following is how I have been processing the events in Charlottesville through my lens as a social studies teacher. It seems like every time some national crisis involving race occurs, my email inbox and Twitter feed fill up with articles and curriculum designed to "help" students and teachers make sense … Continue reading Recite After Me… (Teaching About Charlottesville)

Microwave Prayers

"I've heard a thousand stories of what they think you're like But I've heard the tender whispers of love in the dead of night." - "Good Good Father" by Chris Tomlin Today this song was played in church, and as tears welled up in my eyes, I was transported back to one of the most … Continue reading Microwave Prayers

My Personalized Learning Experience (Week Three)

Personalized Learning Progress & Reflections I think it will be helpful to both myself and any other teachers interested in personalized learning (especially in social studies) to document and reflect upon how this method is progressing throughout the year. Please share this with anyone who is curious about personalized learning, frustrated with traditional teaching methods, … Continue reading My Personalized Learning Experience (Week Three)