NCTE: Orlando

Date November 19, 2010

So here I am at my 4th NCTE. Been a member since 1999 (think Nashville), but didn’t begin really attending until San Antonio when we really began to try to wrap our brains around 21st Century learning and Student 2.0. Then it was my colleague Ian and me, sharing a room, meeting some awesome people, […]

Are Advanced Placement Courses Diminishing Liberal Arts Education?

Date September 5, 2008

The other day I received this article from a colleague that was rather irksome in many ways, albeit it did make me think. As an instructor in both highschool and college, I know how pedagogically inexperienced many (NOT ALL) of my colleagues are at the colleges, but on the other hand I know how content […]

Claremont U FLC Institute – Day One

Date June 19, 2008

About a month ago I got an email asking me if I was interested in heading to Claremont University outside of Ontario, CA for a conference on facilitating learning communities in higher education. I didn’t know where that university was, but the email said it was all expenses paid. I liked that. It also fell […]

NHS Induction Speech

Date April 15, 2008

Last year during the National Honor Society induction, I was to give the welcome and didn’t know what to say. My wife had bought me this fun tie with these turtles on it. I formulated this speech in my head as I drove there about turtles and our children being like turtles. It became an […]