I Prefer The Fire

First cold morning of the year Sitting by the fireside Flames cracklin' in my ear Thoughts that spread a mile wide   The orange dancers dance away Doing the job of a thousand shrinks Calming the worries from yesterday Helping me work out all the kinks   Something 'bout the focused heat Can't be achieved … Continue reading I Prefer The Fire


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

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)