Evolving

Every year, I choose a word to focus on through the year. I am not into resolutions, because in my younger years I set myself up to fail. It took a lot of reflecting and unlearning to understand that one word would help me best. Past words 2021: Embrace and Enjoy- I’ve worked hard my […]

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Reframing Extra Credit

“Can I do extra credit to raise my grade?” I hated this question so much as a teacher. It required me to do more work and sometimes felt like it wasn’t a good practice. For a few years, I offered no extra credit because I didn’t have the capacity to grade anymore than I already […]

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Memorial Day Lesson/Project Ideas

Most teachers in the social sciences discuss the wars that America has been a part of. It’s also important to discuss the people and places. Here in Arizona, we often remember Pat Tillman, a NFL player who left to enlist in the Army after the 9/11 attacks. Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan and is […]

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