Month: August 2018

Summer Rockstar Learnin’

Summer Rockstar Learnin’

Each year at our first staff meeting, I put together a slide show of our summer fun. This seems to be a favorite way to get a glimpse of what everyone has been doing while away on vacation. Every year a few of the pictures I submit always involve some type of teacher...Read more ›
Teachers in Space

Teachers in Space

Right now, NASA is celebrating a Year of Education on the International Space Station (ISS), and two of the astronauts are former teachers. As part of this celebration, NASA has made available several STEM activities related to the ISS and its role in helping us reach...Read more ›
The Inaccessibility of Making, Tinkering & Coding — Part 1

The Inaccessibility of Making, Tinkering & Coding — Part 1

The inaccessibility of learning “how computing works” & applying that learning in unique ways is real…especially when we view it as something only done in “that geeky teacher’s classroom,” the designated makerspace or worse…gifted only. I live 2.5 hours away...Read more ›

Giving Our Students Freedom

Some of the common things I hear when I tell someone I teach middle school include: “Oh, I’m sorry,” “Why?” and my personal favorite, “Let me buy you a drink.” I’m not saying that I don’t relate to all these comments at some point in the school year, but I also am...Read more ›

TLC Ninja Coffee Bean Featuring Doug Robertson

Doug Robertson, a 5th-Grade teacher, challenged his students to learn something new via Hobby Projects. Doug was featured on Episode 21 of TLC Ninja. Find out more about how Doug inspired his students to do magic, learn to ride a unicycle, and do ventriloquism.Read more ›