I’ve always been a “project” kind of guy. I like things to have a goal, and endpoint in mind. I… Read more Culmination
Writing from my perspective as an educator
Music, Emotion, & Learning
I heard a story on U2 X-Radio (SiriusXM) about a 6th grade geography teacher framing an Ireland geography lesson, and… Read more Music, Emotion, & Learning
We Need To Talk About The Monarch Butterfly
We need to talk about butterflies. Specifically, the monarch, Danaus plexipus. Do you realize the miraculous nature of the life… Read more We Need To Talk About The Monarch Butterfly
Context is Everything
I’ve had two insignificant moments this week that have reminded me of this monumentally significant fact in teaching and learning.… Read more Context is Everything
First, Do No Harm
The major thrust and most utilized aspect of the Hippocratic oath taken by doctors is “primum non nocere” or “first,… Read more First, Do No Harm
Hey You! Step Up!
Last week I stood up for teachers, calling out the rest of us who are making their job untenable. Okay,… Read more Hey You! Step Up!
Hey You! Back Off!
I teach a general methods and science methods course to prospective elementary. I’d like to share an anecdote from a… Read more Hey You! Back Off!
This is the week of the term when my science education students listen to a Radiolab podcast titled “From Tree… Read more One(ness)
The Truths We Hold
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator… Read more The Truths We Hold
I added the extra “ness” because understanding the interconnected nature of, well, nature is becoming increasingly crucial. Sort of like… Read more Interconnectednessness