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September 01, 2016

Encourage a Little Rebellion for the Sake of Change

Whether in a club or on a school newspaper looking to raise awareness about perceived injustice, students have the power to take action and the first amendment supports their right to do so. We must continually engage students in meaningful dialogue that encourages them to take big risks that can can potentially change the way the system runs. At the very least we need to help them find that thing that inspires them to want to make change by not being afraid to do it ourselves.

August 23, 2016

The Power of Podcasts and a Love of Books

Podcasting can be a great way to engage readers with a text. One podcast that employs great strategies for reading a text is Harry Potter and the Sacred Text. Read on to see how this particular podcast can be a launching point for using podcasting in your classes.

August 07, 2016

Book Recommendation: Differentiating the High School Classroom

Although I don't give book recommendations often, this one is offered to help those of us out there that struggle with differentiation, a very important part of individualized learning. Check it out.

July 31, 2016

Voxer Etiquette 101

Voxer is a versatile tool and it's bringing great people together, but we still need to be mindful of what and how we're using it.

July 07, 2016

Repetition or Redundancy or Repetition and Redundancy

Twitter will always be a go-to place for resources and networking and I will continue to funnel my efforts into helping others find what I have been fortunate enough to experience on it. But it is all with a balance and I've been fortunate enough to find that too.

June 12, 2016

"Of Course I Know How to Google!"

Using technology for the sake of using it serves little purpose, but once we make it an integral means of developing understanding it becomes essential. Students look to us as models of this usage, so the learning must begin on our laptops so we can show kids how to use these tools with proficiency.

June 07, 2016

Lessons Learned Preparing for TED That Will Inform Future Teaching

Bring your passion to what you do and that will read when you share. I'm extremely passionate about my subject matter and because I'm being me, the audience will tell. My story is one that I'm proud to share and I'm glad I had the chance to share it.

May 31, 2016

Worry Smart: Advice from an Entrepreneur

Too often, teachers worry like this... especially in the current climate of fear that many education reforms have created. It's time for educators to take back control of the system and worry smart, look ahead and problem solve so that our education system can do what it is meant to do.

May 17, 2016

Voxer Gives Voice to Feedback

Technology has made it possible to give students that one on one attention and differentiation in ways that class time conferences may not be able to accomplish. Time is our most valuable commodity and as teachers, we just don't have that much of it. Using apps and other technology like Voxer makes it considerably easier to do the kinds of things we always want to do with our students.

May 12, 2016

Learning Library Skills is Still Important

Academic research can be frustrating, but we must expose students to the library before they get to college to ensure success.

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