What Is Your Purpose?

What is your purpose? Do you know? I have asked myself this question over and over again, and the answer has changed throughout my life. When I was in middle school, my main two purposes were to eat a ton of food and attract the attention of pretty girls. I won't say which of the … Continue reading What Is Your Purpose?

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3 Takeaways From “Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It”

At the beginning of the month, Katherine Reynolds Lewis wrote a piece for NPR titled, "Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It." As a father and a teacher, I found this issue to be of double importance to me. The article is definitely worth a read. Here are my three main … Continue reading 3 Takeaways From “Why Children Aren’t Behaving, And What You Can Do About It”

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)

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)