Tech Review: BookWidget

Summer approaches with the unconstrained immediacy of a meteor racing through space. I just needed to say that.  Feeling kinda wordsmithy today. With that said, thinking about all the cool things you could do in your classroom NEXT year just might be on your mind.  If not, just bookmark this post and come back to …

#Authentic: Appreciation

Its that time of year again when we all pat each other on the backs for being the powerful life changing forces in the lives of children. Its that time when parents go through the motions of loving us to death for making their kids better human beings. Its Teacher Appreciation Week. For those who …

#Authentic: Representation

I grew up in an era in American history where I rarely saw "me" in the media. Occasionally in magazines or books, every blue moon on tv (usually on the news in a negative light) and restricted to a paragraph or two in textbooks.  I knew and understood what "flesh colored" meant in a box …

#Authentic: The Problem with Education

We, as Americans, are accustomed to always being #1 in anything and everything we do.  In recent years, we've been falling off the top 5 list for all the "best and brightest" categories we can be assigned to and rattling right at the top for all the "dysfunctional because" lists.  We already know which dysfunctional …