Dear #worldgeochat,

When Ed and I first started messing with the idea of a geography chat group in November 2014, we never really imagined a network like we have today. We have dedicated, supportive educators who truly look to collaborate and make us all better. We’ve connected to amazing authors and organizations. We have all improved from … Continue reading Dear #worldgeochat,

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“My expectation is…” the cure (at least for today) for my chatty class

In education there are good years, and there are less good years. For me, this is a year that has been moving in a positive direction, but still wouldn't be listed as a "good year." And that's ok. I'm not complaining about it, I'm dealing with it and focusing on the positives I see daily. … Continue reading “My expectation is…” the cure (at least for today) for my chatty class

Sorry #EduTwitter, we need to acknowledge failure

  This past week, @NatGeoEducation hosted #worldgeochat with the topic, "Learning from Failure." There were so many great examples shared of projects gone wrong and how we persevere and get past initial failures. The conversation continued long after #worldgeochat ended, and a Tweet really resonated with me. https://twitter.com/MrKoz31/status/1057777158578454528 We need to get past the EduTwitter … Continue reading Sorry #EduTwitter, we need to acknowledge failure

Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students 

I must start off by saying, I’m not a graphic novel reader. In the past year I’ve read (or listened to) close to 60 books, and only two have been graphic novels. It’s not that I don’t find them useful, they just aren’t my thing. One of the graphic novels I read was Illegal by … Continue reading Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students 

Dear teachers, the relationships you make are more important than your content.

I love social studies. All the contents in it. It’s my passion, it’s what I teach, and it’s why I moderate a Twitter chat. And social studies is important. It helps us understand our past, our civic responsibilities, and our place in the world. While social studies doesn’t get the respect of math and language … Continue reading Dear teachers, the relationships you make are more important than your content.

#worldgeochat Preview – Teaching with Podcasts and Public Radio

If you take a look at #worldgeochat during the week on Twitter, you'll find references to podcast and audio stories from NPR. A resource that I'm aware of, and has been on the "try to use soon" list, that utilizes audio stories is Listenwise, who just happens to be hosting #worldgeochat this week. Check out … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Teaching with Podcasts and Public Radio