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May 2, 2014

Minecraft: Teaching Tool or Time Waster?

By |2014-05-02T06:32:53-07:00May 2, 2014|Elementary, Middle School, Technology|1 Comment

You can’t make a very good birdhouse with a set of tweezers. Eventually, you might squeeze a few nails into the right places, and I suppose if you got a splinter, at least the tweezers would be more helpful than a hammer.  When you want to do a job well, it’s important to choose the [...]

Apr 4, 2014

The Infamous “Staycation”

By |2014-04-04T07:00:28-07:00April 4, 2014|Elementary|2 Comments

I think I liked last year’s Spring Break better. Last year the temperature was 27 Celsius, the weather was sunny, and our family had an amazing week-long trip to Palm Springs, visiting the surreal landscape of Joshua Tree National Park and sunning ourselves poolside. This year, the temperature barely broke into double digits, the weather [...]

Mar 7, 2014

Stop Saying That!

By |2014-03-07T07:23:26-08:00March 7, 2014|Elementary|0 Comments

I thought the lesson was going smoothly. I was sharing my brilliant insights on how to best incorporate specific writing traits into a personal narrative, and the students were keenly taking notes, nodding their heads and absorbing my self-perceived wisdom. Suddenly, from the center of the classroom, a loud voice yelled out, “BORING! BORING! BORING!” [...]

Feb 7, 2014

Be Afraid, Fearless Students!

By |2014-02-07T07:34:22-08:00February 7, 2014|Elementary, Technology|1 Comment

In early December, I received a direct Twitter message from a friend that said, “If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner” (a Benjamin Franklin quote). I was somewhat baffled, as this message seemed to be completely out of context. When I went onto Twitter however, the context was made clear. Apparently, someone had [...]

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