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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

By on March 10, 2016

Hey, middle school and high school teachers and parents!  Can you do me a favor? I am polling thousands of kids nationwide on what engages them the most in how they learn.  This is based on a survey of 500

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Visual of my Edutopia post: “The Power of I Don’t Know”

By on October 29, 2014

recently wrote an post for Edutopia called “The Power of I Don’t Know.”  It focuses on our need as teachers to release being the information authority in the room and instead to hand over the reins to the students themselves. 

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Honors Classes: The Need for More Diversity – Part II

By on March 28, 2013

In my recent Edutopia post, I posed a problem that is plaguing many schools today: that of racial inequity in our honors classes.  Many of us at the middle school level are wondering what our role is in bridging gaps

New Edutopia post: The Power of Project-Based Writing in the Classroom

New Edutopia post: The Power of Project-Based Writing in the Classroom

By on February 14, 2012

It seems like it’s been forever since I wrote an actual post for my beloved Tweenteacher site!  But I guess it’s a happy problem as I’ve been writing here and there in the edublogosphere for these past couple of weeks.

New Edutopia Post: 7 Tips for Digital Learners

New Edutopia Post: 7 Tips for Digital Learners

By on February 2, 2012

My latest post on Edutopia just went live.  “7 Tips for Digital Learners” picks apart some of the skills that students of any age should have in order to succeed online.  Of course, that’s not to say that there aren’t

Edutopia Post: Trying Something New in Your Classroom for 30 Days

Edutopia Post: Trying Something New in Your Classroom for 30 Days

By on December 19, 2011

I’ve just recently posted a new article on my Edutopia blog, one that challenges teachers to try something new in their classroom for 30 days. As many of my readers know, my students are currently working on their Advocacy/Memoir speeches

Edutopia Post: Common Core Standards and Persuasive Writing

Edutopia Post: Common Core Standards and Persuasive Writing

By on November 3, 2011

My new post at Edutopia, “Persuasive Writing is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards,” has just gone live. I’m in high hopes for this new wave of assessments because I see more authenticity and real world application.  For one

Edutopia post: 20 Ways to Model Technology

Edutopia post: 20 Ways to Model Technology

By on September 20, 2011

My latest post on Edutopia is not just about using technology, but about modeling it as a means to teach it.  After all, students need to be immersed in an environment of usage.  So don’t feel bad if you don’t

Edutopia post: Open Letter to a New Principal

Edutopia post: Open Letter to a New Principal

By on August 28, 2011

For those of you who don’t read my Edutopia blog, I just wanted to put this particular post on your radar.  As a teacher in a school that has seen tremendous administrative turnover in the last few years, I thought

Tweenteacher Update

Tweenteacher Update

By on January 25, 2011

I owe my readers a mea culpa for the last month or so, and I wanted to let you in on a little of what’s been going on with me both personally and professionally. No worries, however, I’ll be back

The Equation of Student Success Webquest: Top 10 Responsibilities of Teachers to Avoid Student Failure

The Equation of Student Success Webquest: Top 10 Responsibilities of Teachers to Avoid Student Failure

By on December 3, 2010

I have written before in the past on various blog sites and networks about the vital equation that must exist in order for a student not to fail in our schools: Family + Student + School + Policymakers/Voters = Student

Tweenteacher at Edutopia and The Huffington Post

Tweenteacher at Edutopia and The Huffington Post

By on November 5, 2010

I have two new posts up this week to tell you about, each very different in their own ways. The first can be read at Edutopia and is called “My Love Affair with TED (.com).  It’s about the miracle of

Tweenteacher is live at The Huffington Post

Tweenteacher is live at The Huffington Post

By on October 27, 2010

Hey all! My first post is up at The Huffington Post. I now find myself wondering where my-little-website-that-could really stands in this edublogosphere. I mean, I post a lot about practice on Edutopia. Now, I’m posting for HP. Where does