There are some amazing creators on TikTok, and I hope it doesn’t go away. (That’s a whole ‘nother conversation.) My inquisitive students ask great questions, and we do our best to investigate and seek information. If anyone tells me to “just teach,” I say, “Okay! Will do!” This is still a work in progress, but… Read More Tik-Tok Responds
We’re not a football family in our house. And like many areas of fandom, it’s okay–no judgment on those who love football, and as far as we know we aren’t judged by others. Wouldn’t matter. So forgive me for not knowing who Emmanuel Acho is. Turns out, he’s pretty amazing! And I am so grateful… Read More Series: White People Homework- What’s in a name? (14) (Updated)
Sag Harbor is 11 yrs old, but it’s a side of CWhitehead that might surprise readers that know only his two most recent novels. AND it’s about the summer AND an African American setting that many readers might not know exists https://t.co/3XIFvnrNDO #DisruptTexts #SummerReading — Joel /hō•ÉL/ Garza is cofounder of #THEBOOKCHAT 📓 (@JoelRGarza) June… Read More Series: White People Homework: Joy (10)
Resources and ideas about redefining the five paragraph essay.… Read More Dismantling Essays: essays in the wild
Twitter, well, Twitter is a lot of things but it does provide some great discussion/debate threads if you’re patient to find the gems. Here are five threads that gave me some ideas for discussion questions: What causes poverty: moral failures or society’s failures? (*remember, in strong argumentative reasoning there is always the third rail) Once… Read More Summer Series of Saves: Discuss, please
I am not a fan of Ayn Rand. At all. Clearly, this is not an image of Ayn Rand. It’s Colin Kaepernick. There is a name on this T-shirt of someone I have seen. I didn’t know him, but my colleagues did. His name is on our gymnasium wall as an athlete of the… Read More the devastating abyss
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpermalink.php%3Fstory_fbid%3D980549355418923%26id%3D402441646563033%26substory_index%3D0&width=500 The Ongoing Battle Between Science Teachers And Fake News NPR-Ed posted an article this morning about how science teachers encounter young minds already signed onto misconceptions and falsehoods. This touched a hard nerve with me, as for years I’ve done my best to straddle the dangerous tightrope between critical thinking skills and teachings of… Read More Saving Summer: Flat-lining.
I’m about to do a dangerous thing: post a document long before it’s “ready.” It is not even close, and I think–that’s where it should be. A finished document would mean there is no room for growth or adaptation; it’s a sketch. Flipping my thinking around about the silo type of units, students would be… Read More Saving Summer: Rethinking Themes, Essays, and Media
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