Category Archives: Rough Ideas and Arguments

Three Part Series on Story Structure

Okay, so this isn’t profound, brand new, or whatever. But it’s solid stuff, and I created it on the fly this week for students working from home. I thought maybe other folks – parents working with their students at home, … Continue reading

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How to REALLY be Prepared for the 2020-2021 School Year

Challenge and Solution # 1 Challenge “I have been doing this for years / I’ve been training to teach a certain way. I can’t rely on that training/experience and have everything ready to go for online and in-person contexts.” Solution … Continue reading

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Teacher to Teacher: A Letter to a Naively Racist and Classist Younger Me

Steve, I’m here to address a problem that you’re going to want to dismiss as soon as you hear it. I’ll cut to the chase. When people talk about systemic racism, you are a part of the system perpetrating the … Continue reading

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The Bomb, Duck-and-Cover Drills, and You (today, right now)

Burt the Turtle is getting old enough that he requires an introduction where for a long time none would have been needed. In the 1950s through the 1980s, there existed a real threat that everything on Earth would end in … Continue reading

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A Two-Track-Option Approach to Teaching and Learning

We can give students most comfortable with predictability and control over tight scheduling one track/option that suits their needs, and we can give students who prefer a flexible, thinking-skill-driven, personalized learning experience that choice as a second track. Continue reading

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