27 03, 2017

20 April Fools’ Pranks for Educators

By | March 27th, 2017|Featured|0 Comments

I love Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but one of his greatest contributions is giving us our first written record of playing pranks on one another come April 1st. With Tax Day just 2 weeks later, standardized testing season right around the corner, and everybody itching for Spring Break, I have some pranks for you to [...]

27 03, 2017

4 Ways to use the NCAA Tournament to Enhance your Math Classes

By | March 27th, 2017|Instruction&Curriculum, Mathematics, Middle School|0 Comments

The big scream coming from administrators, curriculum coaches, and students alike is for relevancy in teaching. Sometimes, as math teachers, we have had a hard time picking up that relevancy piece. I find that the best time to bring students into the fold is during the NCAA tournament because so much math can be taught [...]

27 03, 2017

Sesame Street’s Julia: Changing the Way We See Autism

By | March 27th, 2017|Child Development, Current Events in Education, Social Justice, Special Education|0 Comments

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."   This quote from women's rights advocate and cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead - could also be Sesame Street's mission statement. Since its premier on November 10, 1969, Sesame Street has brought the fundamentals of [...]