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The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas, Literature, Young Adult, Curriculum

The Hate U Give is the Novel Our 8th Grade Students Deserve

The Rise of The Hate U Give The Hate U Give, the best-selling YA novel by Angie Thomas, has received… Read More

My Advice for Incoming Teachers

Veteran teachers always look back on their early years and say:   “If only I knew then what I know… Read More

REGURGITATION MINDSET — 5 Ways to Cultivate a Creative Mindset

The real world puts great value in hiring the best person for an organization’s needs. Each industry is unique. They… Read More

Those Who Can, Do…Those Who Can’t Teach

“Those who can, do…Those who can’t, teach”. What does that even mean?!? WAKE UP CALL!!!! Teaching is NO blue collar job!… Read More

THE LOST ART OF HUMAN CONNECTION

Over the past 18 years of my teaching career, I have noticed a number of changes in children. Many of… Read More

THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN THE SHIFT TO CONFIDENCE

       Let me set the scene:   You are sitting in a large gathering with about a hundred… Read More