The post where I call out racist teachers and want to scream.… Read More The racist in the classroom.
Recently a post on social media got to me to thinking: (well, overthinking? *shrug*) After a thread and reflection, I am trying to answer some questions: Does context play a role in teaching (anymore)? Just about “everything” can be “Googled” – how do we navigate and help students find the correct information? What is the… Read More Saving Summer: Googling.
The five-paragraph essay is likened to learning the foundations of structure and organization critical to being able to write other organized pieces. There may be merit to this, however learning how to write something no one reads anymore may only serve to rust and crumble authenticity. Might I offer some suggestions, or additions to… Read More Structure Series: Essays for the 21st Century
I think I would cease to function if I didn’t have my sense of humor. Everyone thinks they have a sense of humor, but… Humor is one of the most difficult mediums to write. One way to allow students to access their natural silliness is to introduce them to parody and satire. Parody: intended to spoof… Read More Series: Elements of Structure Part 9: Parody & Satire
This–this is why I am not sure I can be a History/Social Studies teacher anymore, and why I should be more than ever… Ah, Internet. So bountiful, so giving: it allows students from all over the world to communicate, to understand and empathize with all kinds of species, including their own. But a few weeks… Read More Cooped.