Tag Archives: Teaching

My Idea: Making Teacher Prep More Like Scrubs

Imagine if Teacher Prep programs were more like the hit TV Show Scrubs! While I have been accused of having ridiculous fantasies, I actually think this idea has some merit. I mean, doctors have “Teaching Hospitals” (as seen on ER, … Continue reading

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The West Wing Model: A Reflection on Teaching and the Role of the Teacher in the Classroom

Below is an adapted response to a question from my PLP (Powerful Learning Practices) coach on the question “What did you learn this week?”. We had vacation last week and I spent a great deal of time watching the hit … Continue reading

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The Enlightenment Meets Social Media

What better way to make the Enlightenment come alive than to have my World History students create Blogger sites and set up a conversation on Twitter! In our activity, students were hired by a consulting firm to bring the ideas … Continue reading

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The (Industrial) Revolution will be Twitterized*

Edit: I have transitioned this to using todaysmeet.com rather than Twitter. The activity works the same, but we are in a walled garden that is much easier to set up than Twitter is. In groups, students were assigned a country that … Continue reading

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Macbeth and Agency: Rethinking the Blame Game!

I love getting advice from my PLN. I like being challenged and pushed to develop as an educator. So when @katrinakennett told me to listen to an iTunesU lecture about agency in Macbeth from Emma Smith, I downloaded and listened to … Continue reading

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Macbeth Dinner Murder Mystery Party Introduction

A week or so ago, I read an article about how making predictions leads to a deeper understanding. I decided to take advantage of this idea and my love of Leap Day (must do something epic) to create a Macbeth … Continue reading

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A bit about this blog.

Greetings. 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 … Continue reading

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