Enemies of the People, America First…and Dr. Seuss…

Today I realized that Trump is employing both communist and fascist rhetoric. In essence, he has swung so far right that he is actually left — so that his actual position on the political spectrum is a black hole. Trump is his own category; he has created his own paradigm. I teach sophomores and seniors world and... Continue Reading →

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My students suck at using technology…

From a 2015 article entitled: “Technology in the Classroom: Don’t Believe the Hype” by Tim Walker. Here is the link to this article. Teach with technology they say. It will be fun they say. The students will be engaged. You will be teaching 21st Century Skills (whatever that really means). I have been trying and failing, to... Continue Reading →

I was born on 9/11/2001…

It’s Monday, January 3o, 2017, in America. I ask the students sitting in front of me if they have any questions about current events. I preface it with my usual ground rules: a) we will be respectful; b) we will try to see many perspectives; c) we do not have to agree with one another,... Continue Reading →

Snow days are Savage!

I needed a snow day on Friday. It didn’t happen. Nope. Not even a delay. My two daughters had a snow day. I, on the other hand, had deep, deep anger. I should have taken a day, but making lessons p… Source: Snow days are Savage!

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