Finding Inspiration

Finding Inspiration

I spend a lot of time roaming the web, searching for inspiration and interesting ideas that I can use or adapt in my English classroom.  And, today I wanted to share one of my absolute favorites.  This site never fails to make me think about, wonder about, and mash-up...
Sometimes Things Go Boom – A MidQuarter Teaching Crisis

Sometimes Things Go Boom – A MidQuarter Teaching Crisis

Usually I don’t have much trouble finding my stride with my students. I’ve been teaching for a long time, and things normally get off to a pretty smooth start.  But something happened this year that really messed with my head.  Somehow, I lost myself. I...
ISTE 2015 Take Aways

ISTE 2015 Take Aways

Part of the draw of ISTE is the vast amount of knowledge shared about educational technology.  I got to share about blogging with students in my Build-A-Blog workshop.  It was fabulous! My Session (Build-A-Blog) If you’re thinking of starting a blog yourself, or...
KickStarting Education

KickStarting Education

“We want more disruptive innovation and less planned innovation. To do this, we had to let go. We thought, what if we removed the obstacles that are stopping people from innovating? What if we gave them the resources? There are no rules or constraints. The approach to...
Accidental Learning

Accidental Learning

Charges, Motivations, and Discovery My sophomores are doing a mock trial as their assessment for our Shakespeare unit.  During the unit, the class explored various portions of the Othello (focusing on Iago) and The Tempest (focusing on Prospero).  Our driving question...

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