Polling Two Pager

It is close to the end of the third quarter for us. Kids are exhausted. We just finished up our Participatory Budgeting project, which was amazing. We got 84% of our school to vote on the initiatives and the margin was only 20 votes. This is something our district is sponsoring. It took a whole […]

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Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Three: Congress and Impeachment

Week 3, Days 10-13 What was covered this week: Day 10- How the Senate Impeachment Trial Will Work and a discussion on the process. It’s so weird that my senior year of high school was when the Clinton impeachment and now I’m teaching it to seniors. Days 11/12 (Block Day) Congress Lecture and Budget Reader. […]

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I {Heart} Thomas Jefferson

This past weekend, I was granted the incredible opportunity to go to Charlottesville, VA for a weekend seminar with Teaching American History¬†on Thomas Jefferson, which included some time at Monticello, my third favorite home of a Founder. It also didn’t hurt that UVA was in the Final Four and won that Saturday! Let me start […]

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Push Past the Boundaries

If you have ever heard of or considered National Board Certification, I urge you to read the latest blog post from the Standard written by yours truly entitled Push Past the Boundaries. I cannot overstate how much this process changed me. It let me become the teacher I have always wanted to be by opening […]

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