A bit about this blog.


I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a blog here and there. But I’ve found the titles to be too obnoxious to continue (while “Milton’s World” was for my World History class, it made me very uneasy, hence it is abandoned). This made me question the overall purpose of blogging. I am not an expert. Although, I am sure that this blog would be a much better resource for others if I was one. Not to say this this is a worthless blog! I will have to re-edit this paragraph soon in order to keep expectations at a reasonable rate.

Growth is the reason that I am working on this blog. I am creating this in an effort to share what I am doing in the classroom in order to have a conversation about doing better. Please any and all feedback is welcome. Except about my hair. Yes, it is supposed to do that.

My twitter handle is @42thinkdeep. This could seem very pompous; like I was someone who sits around his apartment thinking deeper and forcing others to as well. I chose it as an homage to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Also, @MichaelMilton was already taken.

So, thank you for making it this far into this introductory post. While that last paragraph wasn’t particularly exciting, I feel that it was vital to the process.

On this blog, I will be posting lessons and activities that I have done in my classroom. My goal is not to say, “Do this, it is awesome! I am rock star teacher!” My goal is to share in an attempt to better myself and my teaching ability. If anyone ever uses something, let me know how you adapted it. If you have done something better, please let me know!

I will also occasionally be reflecting upon my classroom and teaching style. Again, my goal is not to say that I am the greatest teacher ever. My goal is to develop a conversation.

Sometimes, I will throw in a book review. There is no real reason for me doing this. I just like to read and find the practice of writing exhilarating.

So, thank you for reading this far down the page. It has been a journey, hasn’t it.

I’ve heard it said that it takes a village to develop a great teacher. I appreciate that you are going to be one of the village people.


About Michael K. Milton

I teach students Social Studies at Burlington High School. When I became a teacher, I believed that students would frequently give me apples. This has not happened (not even a Red Delicious ~ a name which is a misnomer). However, my school has given me a MacBook Pro and an iPad in an effort to right this wrong (I assume). I'm very lucky to work in a 1:1 school.
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