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Dismantle, disrupt, and…discontinue?

One of my personality flaws is the fear of being misunderstood. I say it’s a flaw because I spend too much mental energy trying to explain my meaning after the […]

750 and counting. Seven hundred and fifty minutes represents five classes of core/honors ELA classes, multiplied by ten days, fifteen minutes each period. For every student, in two weeks’ time, each one […]


Yesterday I spent 15 minutes searching for a website/resource I want to use this year. I couldn’t find it in my bookmarks, or remember its name, just that I discovered them at […]

Room in your head.

  We can’t see the stars any longer because of light pollution. But as the lady says, “The night is dark and full of terrors,” so we humans master the monsters […]

8 Days a Week

Let’s pretend we live in a world where no students are ever tardy, there are no altered schedules (no joke: last year there were no fewer* than eight to ten […]

Gentle giants.

“Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”–Eleanor Roosevelt Confession: sometimes my mind, and actions, hits all three sides. Perhaps, though, there is form and function […]

The Write Thing.

We are having a grand conversation about the rigor of texts in our school, looking vertically both to the lower grades and the high school grades, to find appropriate, “rigorous” […]


You may all think I am evangelizing the mighty gospel of gaming, but that is not true. What I am promoting is relevance. My brother-in-law works for Blizzard games. He […]


  Is there such a thing as “over-confidence?” How do we learn to know when we don’t know something? As I was looking over the recent assessments, one student wrote […]

Dog Ear: A reader's best friend.

Dog Ear is one of the best book recommendation blogs for young adult readers. So, if you need to sit and read a book, go fetch one you might like, […]

Charting your journey.

This article link content is NOT about your personal  beliefs, or mine. It is about what we talked about (briefly) the other day — in addition to books, poetry and […]

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