In my post entitled “Why, When, and Where You Should Transfer”, I wrote that building strong relationships with students is the absolute most important thing a teacher can do to help students succeed in their education and lives. This is dogma to me. I will preach this until humans evolve the ability to learn from […]Read More
Phenomena that BLOW THEM AWAY! One post of a series: ATOMS
Is it just me, or do most phenomena suggested by NGSS experts SUCK??? Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the idea of using phenomena as overarching themes to pique the students’ interests, tie together as many topics as possible, prompt kids to ask questions, and drive them to seek answers (thus discovering the science themselves). I’m sold […]Read More
It Sucks. I Hate It. Let’s Do it.
via GIPHY ESSENTIAL QUESTION (EQ): What lessons did Mr. Vo learn about getting in shape and staying in shape? Feel free to annotate this post. Please take notes in Cornell format. For most of my life, I’ve been overweight. I have never not had a belly. My tummy and I would be best friends if […]Read More
You Really Are The Worst, Brother.
So I just finished my fourth week of school at my new site, Colton Middle School. By the end of the second week, a couple of my students had already set themselves apart by showing up tardy multiple times, frequently wandering around class without permission, and incessant socializing. Also, they have previous records of fighting […]Read More