The Ten Minute Teacher: Inquiry-based Lessons

One way that I have really learned to save time this year is from incorporating some inquiry-based learning and have students help generate classroom expectations. This also helps allow students to feel empowered over their own learning. I taught a series of ten minute prep lessons with an inquiry-based component at the beginning of school…

Responding to Public Feedback of the Seven Deadly Sins of Common Core English Post with a Modest Proposal

I would like to personally thank each and every person who read my post last week that expressed my concerns about Common Core English.  My regular teaching blog, which is normally a mode of sharing teaching strategies (and read by a handful of people), turned political last week for the first time.  An edited version…