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Just in Case You Thought No One Was Listening . . .

NCTE January 20th, 2017

Last month, I was in a junior classroom listening to students discuss the upcoming debate between the two candidates.  As students were sharing their feelings, albeit most of it echoing their parents’ political affiliation, I encouraged students to be alert and aware.

“You are living through history,” I told them.  “Be sure you are able to answer questions when your children, nieces, nephews, or neighbors ask you what it was like during the election of 2016.  You will be reading the history books years from now that are going to spin this election in a variety of ways; but, you are actually living through it!”

Read: Just in Case You Thought No One Was Listening . . .


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From Chemistry to Advanced Spanish: 21st Century Word Wall Success 

Wisconsin State Reading Journal Spring, 2016

Cross-curricular skill-building shows students that the same strategy can be used in various ways for student success.

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A Routine Engagement: Three Small Moves for Success

ASCDInservice January 29, 2016

Routines don’t have to be dull; rather they empower students to know what’s coming next and to be aware of their own learning.

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How I Spent My Holiday Break

Edutopia December 14, 2015 

What does a school ‘break’ look like for our students? It may not be the joyous opportunity we think it is.

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The Art of Mathematics

ASCDInservice April 13, 2015

How would an art teacher teach math – with rigorous creativity.

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