What Do You Hope Happens to Start Class

At the beginning of the year, we often start the year with a prompt for thinking. This year, in our high school, we were asked what we going to do to share our passion and excitement for the year. Here is my reply: One of the things that I try to do is to twist it back onto the students. I will share a basic framework of where I would like to see the course go, but more importantly, I want to see what has motivated students to sign for my course. In the end, I want them to be […]


5:20 a.m. The screeching of the alarm announced the “official” end of summer. My wife started to rouse herself out of bed, so she could get to school for the first day of her school’s in-service. This fall, there are going to be a number of disruptions. First, having moved to a new house, the beginning of school means that we will not only have to establish new routines and habits, but to do so in a foreign place. It will be a rough week At school, as evidenced by the picture to the right, we are undergoing a major renovation of […]