Summer Reflection
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My Summer Reflection

Around this time each summer, I write a summer reflection on my teaching career, and what my goals are for the upcoming year. Usually I do this in my personal notebook, but this year I decided I would publish mine here - mostly, to encourage others to do so. I’ve found it to be a… Continue reading My Summer Reflection

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Teaching Appropriate Use of Smartphones
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Smartphones – The Importance of Appropriate Use

Preventing the Apology A recent article has been making the rounds on social media and other education communities. The article, linked here, makes a bold claim - that educators must ban smartphones, to save our future. The author makes the argument that use of apps and social media can be addictive and unhealthy. While this… Continue reading Smartphones – The Importance of Appropriate Use

Careers incentivize teachers the wrong direction in education.
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The Ladder Runs the Wrong Way

Changing How We Incentivize Teaching Careers Student learning is the most important aspect of public education, and retaining quality teachers sits at the core of student learning. Teachers are at the “front lines” of education - it is where the dirty work, the struggles, and the successes happen. Any policy changes, curriculum implementation, or other… Continue reading The Ladder Runs the Wrong Way

How Subconscious Bias can affect education.
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Subconscious Bias: A Basic Understanding

The idea of bias, specifically subconscious bias, is an extremely difficult yet important concept to understand. Subconscious bias impacts the decisions we make daily. As teachers, it is imperative that we understand the basics of subconscious bias, and how to work against some of the more harmful effects it can bring. What is Bias The… Continue reading Subconscious Bias: A Basic Understanding

STEM Education Shouldn't Rely On Devices
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Too User Friendly: How Apps Are Stifling Learning

STEM Needs More Than Devices Many schools are quickly adopting to the ease and portability of devices in their classroom. While devices do offer learning opportunities, they can also be problematic. But there is one issue that seems to continually be overlooked specifically in STEM classrooms - apps are stifling learning. Devices are too user… Continue reading Too User Friendly: How Apps Are Stifling Learning