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Beware of the zombies, prepare for the robots – The Race to Keep Modern Education System Relevant”

This my remix to George Washington’s Farewell Address after fourteen years of service as a teacher.   Thank you to my fellow in-person and online educators for helping me perfect … Continue reading

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Penny Pinching Plans for Teachers to Save Money on Pencils and Pens

Stop it.  Yes you, stop it.  You educators who are giving away free pencils at the expense of the school or your personal budget, stop doing that.  I know you … Continue reading

August 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

A New Journey Begins

  Today will break my streak of 31 straight years (17 years of my schooling, and 14 teaching) of experiencing the exhilarating rush of the first day of school.  Now, … Continue reading

June 13, 2019

Rise Up Warrior Principal

King Magnus Barefoot – “The king is yours for glory, not for long life.” King David, Alexander the Great, Hannibal, and Henry V are a few of the warrior kings … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tupac, The Bookworm

​”A coward dies a thousand times, a soldier dies but once.” Tupac “A coward dies a thousand times before his death, but the valiant taste of death but once.” William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar There is a major … Continue reading

June 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Socratic Questioning using Oregon Trail

During my fourth year of teaching (2008), I had the absolute privilege of taking advantage of my school’s computer glitch: the scheduling system separated two classes by gender.  As a … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bursting Bubbles: Getting Our Students to Actively and Respectively Listen to Different Opinions

May 31, 2017 · Leave a comment