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Rise of the Androcators: Will Machines Take Over The Teaching Profession?

“At first, the apps invaded the worksheets, Then the tablets took over the textbooks, And then, the Androcators arrived…”   And they will come. The teaching profession has lost its … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Choice is Yours! Why Must Vocational and Liberal Arts Education Be Antithetical Pairs?

Usually, I hear debates on whether vocational or liberal arts schools are better, people choose an either/or stance. That has always baffled me. Those against vocational schools point to the … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 Free Apps Every ELL Teacher Needs

More learning, more fun, more evidence for parents, and less trips to the copy machine! The following mobile applications are five programs that I have used with my students in … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 2 Comments

Smartasses: You can teach with them, but you can’t teach without them

It’s usually that one student who has to say some smartass comment. They can’t help it, it’s in their nature and it’s their duty because they’re a smartass. Smartasses are … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 5 Comments

The Cleanest, Coolest Rap that Connects with Classroom Curricula

Radio stations have been feeding lies to, not only your ears, but your intellect. With what is promoted in mainstream music outlets, there is a lot to dissect and complain … Continue reading

February 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

How Much A Dollar/Euro/Yen… Costs

It’s January. It’s a new year, meaning resolutions will have a gang of people hitting the gym hard, flocking to the organic aisle, and attempting to find passion for their workplace enemies.

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Critical Kid Criticism: Why Educators Should Ask Their Students to Evaluate Their Teaching Performance

In our equations for determining teacher effectiveness, we usually leave students out of the conversation. Legally and socially, we relegate minors’ thoughts and opinions to a level of insignificance all … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment