Something For Nothing

It seems as if everyone wants something for nothing these days, regardless of age. Something For Nothing Some students want an "A", but they don't want to read, think, write, and reflect. Some parents want their children to be college-ready, but they don't want them to struggle and fail for a time to achieve academic … Continue reading Something For Nothing


The Frightful Flight of the Neophyte

What separates the great and grateful From all of the irate and hateful Is that they don't deflate or take bull When others denigrate and say "fool" They choose to step off of their pedestal Take risks, adapt, and leave the wading pool They'll fail and grow, but the critics will be cruel They'll give … Continue reading The Frightful Flight of the Neophyte

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)