The Election: Still Relevant

This is not a political post! I just wanted you to know that 🙂 There are a lot of posts out there about the results of the U.S. Presidential Election. In fact, I wrote one for Alice Keeler’s blog before November 8th on how to use the election in your …

Desmos for Halloween!

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for great ways to incorporate Desmos into class. Tomorrow, most of my students will want to talk about Halloween, understandably. So, if you build it… Here’s an excellent new Halloween Activity! Have your students travel the Halloween Maze! Here are 3 great …

Bottle Flipping: Distraction or Connection

Are your students bottle flipping? Do you know what bottle flipping is? Check it out. Really, bottle flipping is just a fun fad that kids and jobless adults are making a new habit of becoming good at, like throwing cards into a hat back in the 1930s. The interesting thing …

Instant Relevance: National Coffee Day!

Teachers Like Coffee There. I said it. Today  happens to be National Coffee Day!!! Some coffee shops, chain restaurants and gas stations are giving out free coffee today. One of my favorite places, Dunkin Donuts…is not. But that’s ok, because they are lowering the price of a medium hot coffee …

Why Can’t I See Your Tweets??

I host a weekly twitter chat called #MakeItReal at 9:30 pm on Wednesday nights. We discuss relevance in our teaching, our content, and our students lives and have just begun a 7 week Book Study on my recent release Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences to Teach Tomorrow’s Lessons. Last night, …

Stuck In My Own Perspective

In a recent Teach Like A Pirate chat (#TLAP) Dave Burgess and I responded to a question independently and identically, causing me to respond with this. Perspective is everything. I have a really cool niece named Anna who’s 13. She got the chance to fly with her dad (hereafter known as …

#MakeItReal: My New Twitter Chat

Announcing The New #MakeItReal Chat A Chat About Increasing Relevance Of Content For Our Students Every Wednesday, 9:30 pm for 30 Minutes I had the fantastic opportunity to host the popular Teach Like A Pirate chat (#TLAP transcript) last night to discuss the components and ideas in my new book …

Instant Relevance Book Published Today

Book Publishing Day! I’m ridiculously excited to announce that my book was published today on Amazon. It’s called Instant Relevance, Using Today’s Experiences in Tomorrow’s Lessons. Thank you to Alice Keeler for connecting me to Dave and Shelley Burgess who believed in me and my message and for provided the publishing …