Monthly Archives: December 2016

Courageous Conversation: Thanks to Orbiting Jupiter

Christmas break has only been a few days, and I already re-read Orbiting Jupiter, a young adult literature book by Gary D. Schmidt. This past semester I taught Orbiting Jupiter as a part of my enrichment class because it offered an … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality: #PocomokeScholars Take One

I often talk about being wired differently to my colleagues and state our students are even wired more differently than me. Therefore, employing the same pedagogy is only getting old results — unengaged, bored students. It wasn’t easy, but I … Continue reading

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My commitment to equity

I often participate in Twitter Chats, but sometimes I lurk too. This evening I finally jumped into one particular chat for a short time as the discussion focused on teaching students in poverty. I love having a moment to feel like … Continue reading

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Explore the World with Cultural Box Exchange

Minimal background knowledge. Unsure of the world. Limited exposure. Not anymore. I teach in a rural community where students have limited exposure to many opportunities. Each year, I make it a personal mission to expose them to the community around … Continue reading

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