Monthly Archives: February 2012

Skyping in to Detroit to talk current events

On Tuesday, I had the privilege of being a guest teacher for nearly an hour in a fifth grade classroom, where we started to discuss what’s going on in Syria. What makes this particularly cool is that the fifth grade … Continue reading

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Don’t let HW get in the way of learning

This is an argument about why students (and teachers) should blog, and why, once we let them blog, we should give students the curricular flexibility to follow their interests and passions. When they go deeper into material they care about, … Continue reading

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Blogging 101

First of all, this really is my 101st blog post. But it’s also an opportunity to describe —  in “Blogging 101” how-to fashion –why I think students and teachers need to be blogging (and tweeting and emailing) more. We need … Continue reading

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