Ummm. . .

There are many reasons for why I've been absent from this blog for over a year.  Many of them have to do with having a Senior in high school, now Freshman in college--changes to my job and getting myself established in a new class with creating curriculum and managing over 400 students per year for …

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2016: Perspective

I am sitting at the breakfast table across from my son.  He is 14 1/2, and has a set of glowing blue headphones on his ears.  We both have laptops in front of us.  He asked what I was looking at.  I told him my blog, then said, "I haven't written anything in 7 months." …

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Chopped Poetry: The results

This is an actual letter that I sent to three administrators and the P.A.S.S. teacher (a different take on adaptive behavior programs--kids who have very specific acting out tendencies) regarding one of the most surprising results from Chopped Poetry.  This came from an 8th grade student that I teach. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I did an experimental lesson …

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