Teacher Appreciation T-Shirts and Mugs!

Happy teacher appreciation week! I decided to do something special for this very special week for educators all over the world. I launched a t-shirt and coffee mug design campaign on a site called teespring. It's an original design that turns an old negative idiom about educators on its head, and its really cool and … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation T-Shirts and Mugs!

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Undervaluing Educators

The past week has seen an unprecedented amount of civil action by educators. From teacher walkouts in several states, to a rally in the capital of Puerto Rico, educators across the country are fed up with being unappreciated, underpaid, and threatened with school closings and the privatization of our public school system. We are hopeful … Continue reading Undervaluing Educators

Reciprocal Teaching Trick

It has been said, that to truly master something, you must teach it. Educators understand this concept and attempt to work it into our pedagogy, employing activities such as reciprocal teaching in our classrooms. However, I don't think many of our students have quite caught on to the potential benefits, and simply see it as … Continue reading Reciprocal Teaching Trick

Becoming a Teacher Jedi

Developing as a effective educator is a process that takes time, experience, and lots of mistakes and mishaps during the journey. Throughout the teaching career, one will proceed through a continuum, first starting as a novice teacher absorbing every bit of pedagogy they come across, and after many years and many stages along the way, … Continue reading Becoming a Teacher Jedi

Armed Educators

Gun violence is a problem plaguing or society and even our schools now, causing so much hurt and pain. Real solutions to this issue need to be proposed. Some of the ones we hear coming from our political leaders are comical enough that they need to be featured in a comic strip...