#MACUL13 Round Up

I had the chance to attend MACUL's (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) 2013 conference held in Detroit this past week. I have a lot of good friends living in Michigan, and after a year of pestering and reminders, I finally made it up there. Let me just say, Michigan has one of theRead More

Reform the School Day to Reform Schools

Schools and children are dictated by the bell schedule. Classes are 57 minutes, except for math and English, which are 87 minutes, because they're tested at the end of the year. You have three minutes to get to your next class, where you then wash, rinse and repeat. Unless we can break the cycles thatRead More

Three Responses to Failure

Things go wrong. It's a fact that we have to embrace and learn to live with if we want to be great teachers. I've learned some of my most valuable teaching lessons from classes or activities melting down in front of me. Adversity is inevitable when we work with other people. We have disagreements withRead More