Empowering the Future

This is the first in a summer series of guest posts by members of my personal/​professional learning network. Mary Beth Hertz is the technology teacher and technology integrator at Alliance for Progress Charter School in North Philadelphia. She can be found on...

Don't Be Creative

Take a look at this picture. If I asked you to sort them into piles, how would you do it? OK, now do it again a different way. No problem, right? Again. Took a little longer for you to think of a way to sort them this time, didn’t it? I’ve...

The Myth of Shortcuts

Image by BaconStand via Flickr When I first moved to Bucks County, I knew the major routes to get around the area. I could, by rote, drive from my house to my in-​laws’ house. I could also drive from my house to the school where I worked....

Z-minus 10,000 Meters, Mr. Spock

Image via Wikipedia Students come to our classrooms with many assumptions and misconceptions, and it is the teacher’s job to anticipate them, recognize them, and correct them. Here are a few that I have seen or heard about: When you add or subtract, always...