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39,880 Free Visual Writing Prompts

“Ready for Bed” by Frees, Harry Whittier It’s conference season. The time between Christmas Break and Spring Break can be tortuously long for teachers and […]

What is the appropriate number of assessments?

I serve as the School Improvement Chair for my school district. I help coordinate the flow of data among several of our district analytic and […]

Exaggerated Yelp Reviews as Writing Prompts

A conversation with a colleague today got me thinking about engagement. Or rather disengagement of staff and students. It’s a pretty solid and straight forward […]

Video Story Problem – Hours & Hours of Snowblowing!

It’s 2018, there’s a ridiculous amount of snow swirling around the United States, and I haven’t blogged in a couple of months….that must mean it’s […]

Tech Director Chat #42 – The New Guy

This last Fall our school’s Director of Information Technology, Pete Poggione, moved on to other challenges with a new gig at Western Michigan University. To […]

“Resetting” Yourself

In the age of continuous improvement (yes, I do believe we can implement processes to continually refine educational practice), the biggest danger is losing a […]

How to Choose Sessions at #macul18

Every year I have the privilege of helping several teachers from my school district prepare for the annual Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning […]

Double Stuffed Oreos & the Role of Digital Media in Classrooms

I’ve been creating Video Story Problems for several years now….more than half a decade! The fervor behind the movement to make math more accessible via […]

Finding the Speed of Light with Peeps

Shout out to Mary Wever for digging this gem out from the NPR Skunk Bear archives! For those that aren’t familiar with the series, Skunk […]

Video Story Problem – What’s Wrong With This Word Problem?

My son had a math worksheet last week that included a hilarious word problem about a horse. Alright, I’ll qualify hilarious with the fact that […]

What if Assessments at School Looked Like This?

I have an eclectic taste in music; and I have a terrible video addiction. Thanks to those two realities, and the Google algorithm, I was […]

Be Gold

“Gold Bokeh” by megforce1 (Public Domain) Gold is one of the most malleable metals on the face of the earth. It’s so ductile, a single ounce can be […]

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