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The Mask of Ed Tech

A little more than a year ago I got a call on my walkie to come to the front office. Despite my ten years in teaching I still have a Pavlovian response to being called to the principal’s office. That should give you some insight on what kind of kid I was. As I...Read more ›

A Novel Idea For Student Writing

Jessie was an angry 8th grader, a fiery girl who had far better things to do than listen to a teacher and do homework. And when I told her class that they would spend the first semester writing their own novels, Jessie rolled her eyes and whispered, “Yeah, I don’t...Read more ›

Tech This Out- Math Instruction

June is upon us which means if your school isn’t on hiatus for the summer, the end is near. For many educators that might mean family trips, time to catch up on projects, and a much needed break from the classrooms we pour our hearts into for nine months. But summer...Read more ›

Rock Star Camp: Embark on a Hero’s Journey

The 2014-2015 school year was the educational equivalent of my morning cappuccino, a concoction causing me to gulp down the year in a fiendish, caffeinated frenzy. And it all started with CUE. Finding CUE was the answer to many years of hitting my head against the...Read more ›

Teaching Truth in an Age of Misinformation and Fake News

Studies show that Americans are now spending up to eleven hours per day with electronic mass media. (source) While media content is not always produced to educate us, much of it does indeed educate our students about the world around them. How do we teach truth, then,...Read more ›