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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 my … Continue reading

September 27, 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

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

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

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