Vocab Strategies & Resources: Because Words are Important

For whatever reason, whenever I think of vocabulary I think of Pee Wee's Playhouse and the "secret word". Most that will read this probably only remember Pee Wee Herman for being creepy. Before all that, Saturday mornings meant the insanity of Pee Wee's Playhouse. How the secret word works is that Pee Wee and the … Continue reading Vocab Strategies & Resources: Because Words are Important

3 FREE Resources for next year

Twitter is an amazing wealth of resources. So many great things freely shared by teachers from all over the world. This post is simple. Just a quick overview of 3 resources worth using in your geography/global studies/social science class. National Geographic Education [Full disclosure - the worldgeochat moderators are obsessed with National Geographic and are … Continue reading 3 FREE Resources for next year

What every parent should know about teachers, and what every teacher should know about parents

I am a parent and a teacher.  My wife is a parent and a teacher. Quite a few of our friends are parents and teachers. But I also have friends who are just one of those, a teacher, or a parent. As a parent, I hear a lot of criticism (and occasionally praise) of teachers … Continue reading What every parent should know about teachers, and what every teacher should know about parents