One of my favorite things that came from the whole quarantine experience last spring was the explosion of Tik Tok. I found it entertaining to see people do these silly dances, create scenes with funny voiceovers, and actually teach people ...

I can still remember the lesson like it was yesterday. I was excited about it. I had an article, a video, and this group activity that would get my students to learn all about potential bias in media. It seemed ...

It’s been a long few weeks. And, truthfully, those long few weeks have nothing to do with the kids. It rarely, if ever, has anything to do with them. When you pick this profession—or, if the profession picks you—the best ...

I was in the middle of the room and really feeling like I was driving home a good point. The lesson had gone as I had hoped. Students were engrossed in the reading of the poem. It helped that it ...

Over the past couple of months, I was fortunate enough to work with an outstanding group of seventh graders. As the English Department Coordinator, I wanted a chance to get back to a Middle School classroom as way of seeing, ...

Our District recently offered a “Twitter Challenge” to teachers as a way to let our educators see how powerful this platform could be. Until recently, I saw Twitter as another app that would be a drain on my time. Now ...

I have been a bit disenfranchised with data lately.  I am not convinced it measures what it is supposed to measure.  I am a bit freaked out by the data that Big Brother-esque companies like Apple, Facebook, and (it pains ...

I recently had one of those great “teacher moments” a few days before Christmas break.  I received a text from a Basketball Coach, who is also  a Teacher. The text showed a clip from his basketball game that night.  It ...