Hacking the Math Curriculum

You know it’s not your typical inservice day when you find the Assistant Superintendent playing Monopoly with a group of third and fourth grade teachers. That is exactly what you would have seen last Friday, however, as some of our elementary teachers learned how...

First Thoughts From Educon

I’m partway through my second Educon, and as I found the first time around, my brain is having trouble keeping up with the intensity of learning that is going on. I continue to be amazed at the number of educators willing to spend an entire weekend, almost...

How to Tame an Administrator

[This article is cross-​posted at The Teachers Lounge blog. Thanks to Brandi Jordan for the invitation to guest blog there.] Last week, my family and I went to see a stage adaptation of The Little Prince. A scene in it reminds me of the always-​complex,...

Needs or Wants?

Image by jiazi via Flickr I am soon going to need a new car. The one in this picture would be just about perfect. Care to donate to my replacement fund? Yeah, didn’t really expect so. So why is it that you’re not willing to help me get the transportation...