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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

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