Hundreds of great teaching tips, lessons, and inspiration from my classroom to yours. Browse the archive page to find something you can use in your teaching practice or scroll down to see all of the posts. [Keep Reading]

Mr. D thinks Teaching is Hard

February 4, 2021

Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks by Gerry Dee Some people know Mr. D from his hit television show of the same name. In it, he plays a teacher who tries his best to do as little work as possible. His ultimate goal is to become a gym teacher [Keep Reading]

Free Children from Acting Upon Labels

January 7, 2021

Labels can be dangerous. Once a child has a label placed upon them, they often live up, or down, to, that expectation. As such, they play a role that can limit their growth and development. Fortunately, there are things we can do to free children [Keep Reading]

Add It Up – A Hip-Hop Salute to Math

June 2, 2020

The Hip Hop HeadUcatorz have teamed up with Manitoba teacher and emcee Mr. Will Penner to talk about the importance of having a solid foundation in math in our daily lives. Check out the lyric video to “Add it Up.” We had a blast [Keep Reading]

Music of Science (Wu-Tang Education)

April 21, 2020

ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan once said that “Wu-Tang is for the children.” It’s one of the reasons that educators should try their best to incorporate hip-hop pedagogy into their practice. You don’t have to be part of hip-hop [Keep Reading]

The Magic of Creativity

February 18, 2020

Sometimes when I am writing or creating, it feels like I am merely the channel that helps the work express itself. There has always been a magic to creativity. In her book, Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert explain it like this . . . “I am [Keep Reading]

Ideas Won’t Wait Around Forever

February 4, 2020

Ideas Won’t Wait Around Forever Elizabeth Gilbert tells us about a story she started to write but never finished. She loved the idea but never seriously got down to executing it. Then, a few years later, she had an encounter with a fellow [Keep Reading]

Let the World Educate You

January 7, 2020

“If you are a young person, open your eyes wide and let the world educate you to the fullest extent. (‘Ascend no longer from the textbook! warned Walt Whitman, and I warn it, too; there are many ways to learn that do no necessarily [Keep Reading]
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