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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

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

Grilling ‘Em: The Need to Teach Gen Z and Millennials How to Cook

  IKEA is beneath my son.  My 3-year-old son, Zyed, loves to help with everything in the kitchen. He seems to natural exude the desire to help people (thank God) … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Using Fantasy Sports in the Classroom

“I think I’m in love…again.” —Andre Benjamin I think I have found a new addiction. Or at least I have found a healthy outlet to unload my lifelong infatuation with … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Clothes Do Make the Teacher

The controversy of the young Atlanta teacher’s clothing choice hit very close to home for me. The topic of “professionalism” in the field of education is a passionate subject I … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment