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”

Green Pastures & Quiet Waters

"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul." - Psalm 23:1-2 (NIV) Back in the spring of 2015, I received a phone call from the headmaster of the most prestigious local private school, offering me the history teacher/department chair position. I had visited … Continue reading Green Pastures & Quiet Waters

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)