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

Take Action Fridays – what I hoped for, and what I got

For the past few years, Taking Action has been my thing. Our Walk for Water campaign raised over $30,000 over three years and more importantly, raised awareness of hundreds of students and their families about the global water crisis.We got written up in the local newspaper, stories on the public access channel, and I ended … Continue reading Take Action Fridays – what I hoped for, and what I got

#worldgeochat Preview – Ditching the Textbook

This week we tackle one of the most requested topics in the worldgeochat community - ditching textbooks. There's a lot of research on this topic - A LOT. (My Masters thesis compared how well students did with and without textbooks.) A lot of that research suggests that textbooks are an essential tool for students, while … Continue reading #worldgeochat Preview – Ditching the Textbook