Adventures with the Lower Level
Trying to make the world a better place one teenager at a time.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Escape Room Final
For the last few years, I have had a comprehensive final test in my chemistry class, which was essentially a big retake on all of the target...
Friday, February 24, 2017
The Great Grading Dilemma
For the last 10-ish years, I have used Standards Based Grading in my classroom. What this looks like has evolved over time, but overall, the...
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
A Change in the Wind
The last year or so have brought about a lot of changes for me. But the biggest one is coming up next year. Next year we are using the ret...
I Haven't Got It Right Yet...
My boy is a fourth grader who hates school. He's good at it, but at this point in time, he wants to "be a youtuber" when he gr...
Friday, March 6, 2015
Transforming Our Parent Teacher Conferences into Something Parents Want to Attend
Many of us at the high school level know that parent teacher conferences are an exercise in futility. We have them. The doors are open. We e...
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Mistake Game in Reverse
As of late, my Chemistry class has been in kind of a whiteboarding rut. We are moving through Stoichiometry, so there is a lot of working of...
Saturday, August 23, 2014
What the Ice Bucket Means to Me
In case you didn't know, the Ice Bucket Challenge is all about raising awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). When I asked some o...
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