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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

​Thanks for the recognition Abu Dhabi!

Cultivating a culture of reading is crucial to building and sustaining an innovation based, 21st century economy.  Therefore, concerted efforts must take place to ensure that students are encourage to … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maktub – It is Written

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” Albert Einstein   Monday, August 15, 2016, on a warm sunny summer in Austin, Erykah Badu’s song “Phone Down” came on the radio.  … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Governor Kasich’s Idea: Making teachers go back to work!

I came across this news from a teachers’ group on my Facebook.  SOOO many teachers on the group hated this idea.  I actually love it.  There is a large disconnect … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Failing Schools Need More Historians and Economists at the Helm

The Harvard Business Review published a research study done in the UK suggests that there are five types of school leaders – and one is the most successful yet underappreciated.  … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment