Quills and Thrills: Writing Prompt Week Two

Greetings, Quillers and Thrillers! Welcome back to Quills and Thrills: Creative Writing for the Google Generation! If you were here last week, I hope you got your Ten Commandments of Digital Citizenship pledge and permission form signed by your parents … Continued

My Soul in the Mirror

Howdy, dear reader! Here is my response to the first Quills and Thrills writing prompt: Use imagery and figurative language to define the importance of writing in your life. For me, writing is like looking at my soul in the mirror. … Continued

Doug, SAMR, and Me: Reflecting after a week of PD

Summer is officially here for most teachers across America (woohoo!) and unlike most summers, I decided not to take on the burden of a summer job this year. Doing so cleared up my schedule so much, that this has become … Continued

Curriculum Planning: A Seven-Step Process

This year has been a year of unofficial professional development. I’ve had to develop not one but three new curricula mostly from scratch. All of the things I took for granted in the past were suddenly challenges: what books should … Continued

A Trip to the Principal’s Office: Turning Negative Experiences into Positive Outcomes

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A couple of weeks ago the principal unexpectedly called me into her office. As I sat down at her desk, she pushed a data sheet towards me and said in an accusatory tone, “Can you explain this to me?” Well, … Continued

A look back

I don’t know who you are, where you live, or what you do for a living, but I do know that if you’re willing to spend your precious time reading my words, I like you. You, dear reader, will help … Continued

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