Monthly Archives: October 31, 2016

Takin’ On the Hard Topics

Takin’ On the Hard Topics

Recently, I wrote a response to the Larry Ferlazzo’s Classroom Q & A blog question: What are good strategies teachers can use when exploring “controversial” topics? Since my courses are infused with what folks consider to be controversial topics, this was somewhat of an easy write up for me. My work focuses on discussing equity &… Read more

Teachin’ Ain’t for the Weak

Teachin’ Ain’t for the Weak

Teaching at Headwaters is quite the change of pace & style for me. The main differences are the creative autonomy I have and the student academic freedoms they enjoy.  I wrote more about that here. What are the main differences?  1. Debriefing class/lessons. 2. Offering students the opportunity to reassess and try again at demonstrating their… Read more

Not Your Momma’s Mockingbird

Not Your Momma’s Mockingbird

The first unit of the year with the freshmen is a fun one filled with tons of *stuff*. I’m really proud of the construction of this unit: the scope and sequence. This first unit is an introduction to the course, my teaching style, our relationship, expectations, and intensity. I want to make sure it’s enjoyable… Read more