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...
Fixing The Problem with Education Today

Fixing The Problem with Education Today

Start with Why I don’t get a whole lot of time to read these days. Between teaching and planning and keeping up with my two little boys and my husband, I barely have time to breathe. So, to get some reading in, I sometimes listen to audiobooks while I’m...
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...
Thinking Outside the Box

Thinking Outside the Box

Meandering On one of my frequent meanderings through the massive garden of Internet awesomeness, I happened upon a site that I had saved but forgotten in the mad crush of life and “stuff.”  As before, it caught my eye (probably because it contains a load...

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