"Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you … Continue reading Who Are You To Judge Your Neighbor?
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
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
Today I will rappel off the side of the Hilton College Station as part of a United Way fundraiser for our community. I am stoked to have the chance to climb down the side of an 11-story building for free without having the police called on me, and I truly do not fear for my … Continue reading If This Was My Last Post
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)
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)
Why? It is such a simple three-letter word with a powerful meaning. After watching this TED Talk by Simon Sinek where he argues that why is more important than what or how, I decided to ask "why" in regards to a few things about teaching. Why do I teach? Why do I teach history and … Continue reading The Why