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Opinion: Right Now Things Are Hard, But It’s Going to Be Fine

Right now, things are hard. Nothing feels fine, or normal. As we all know, teaching in person is different than teaching online. There are many things that we as educators are dealing with right now. How do we ensure that our students are learning, when there are some students without the ability to attend online [...]

Teacher, Suspended.

My classroom is now the kitchen table that I share with my eleven-year-old daughter. She is efficient in her work, completing it all before lunch and enjoying the remainder of her day. I, on the other hand, never stop. My days consist of running in place. The emails, the Facebook posts, the Remind texts, and [...]

By |2020-04-02T12:28:20-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Ask a Teacher, High School|1 Comment

TED Talks All Students Should See

I have lost many hours to the "suggested for you" videos listed on the right side of ted.com. There are times that I believe that their algorithm is broken . . . Really? Do you think I would be interested in "How I became part sea urchin"? More often, however, they nail it. Why, yes, [...]

Teaching in a Time of Coronavirus Anxiety

Every day I cover at least one current event topic with my sophomore Global History and Geography classes.  Recently, only one issue dominates the coronavirus.  We began our discussions a month ago by looking at China and predicting the impact on the economy.  As the days progressed, we viewed pictures taken by NASA showing diminishing [...]

Reflections on my 3rd Black History Month Celebration…

I have been teaching social studies for twenty-five years, eight of which I focused on United States History, but February 11, 2020, was my third celebration of black history. Although I am a veteran educator, I am a novice historian. I am a rookie at social justice, and my students are my mentors.  My third [...]