I have a confession to make — I get bored easily. I don’t like to do the same thing over and over again. I’m always the one looking for a new restaurant, a new city to explore, a new play or concert to see. I like new experiences. I’m not interested in revisiting somewhere I’ve already been.
Which makes it crazy that I’ve been teaching the same subject for the past 15 years — BUT I’ve never taught it the same way twice. I’m an avid reader, constantly reading blogs, books and articles that inspire me to change up my teaching box of tricks.
This week has been a great one for inspiration. I’m sharing my favorites with you below.
Love this idea from Caitlin Tucker for addressing missing assignments — Students Email Their Parents About Missing Work
This six minute Vox video is the best explanation of the Syrian conflict I’ve seen. After I showed it to my students, one student yelled out –“now I get it!”
Gapminder.com is a favorite resource of mine and I was terribly saddened by the death of creator Hans Rosling a few months ago. This page of downloadable charts is a good place to start using this resource.
This New York Times photo essay on commercial agriculture is fascinating.
Well, there you have, the best of my research this week. What has inspired you lately?