On warm spring days, instead of leaving their hearts and minds in the classroom, my students often turned to the outdoors.Read More.
Have there been question-mark children in your teaching life? Certain children have puzzled me. Sometimes they wouldn't talk; sometimes they would ask questions that were difficult to answer. As I became more experienced as a listener, I realized that these questions were circling around things...Read More.
Like everyone, I was shaken by the massacre last week at Virginia Tech. It is clear that the shooter had severe emotional and mental problems that could have been addressed much earlier.Read More.
I try to ignore those who don't believe children should use technology in schools by remembering what it is like to listen to one voice all day, no matter how interesting the person.Read More.
Imagine a high tech, state-of-the-art science lab on wheels, one that provides teachers with tools for coordinating school programs and projects and allows them to share with kids the fun and mystery of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).Read More.
Because of the meager amount of resources about black history available in textbooks and the time that teachers must spend to find them, I am posting some useful links to articles and videos about black history, biographies of influential black people, and related information.
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I noticed Dr. Jesse Bemley at conferences, but I was not sure who he is and what he does until this summer. When I was finally introduced to him, I found him to be a soft-spoken man but one with a can-do personality.Read More.
You always hear people talk about innovation and education and getting kids interested in thinking differently, in thinking about ways to innovate. I am always on the hunt for new ways to facilitate this kind of learning through creativity and problem solving in what I call "hard" play.Read More.
The Center for Excellence and Equity in Education (CEEE) seeks to promote greater participation of underrepresented groups in the sciences and to encourage academic excellence for all. It's where I learned lots of ways to use technology to...Read More.
Several years ago, I was in Africa with teachers from places that were just pinpoints on the globe to me. There were participants from Argentina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Latvia, Macedonia, Madagascar, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, and more.Read More.