Mentoring makes Everyone Better

Throughout my career I’ve been blessed with people who’ve taken me under their wing to guide, advise, and develop. The experiences are eye-opening and humbling. I’m constantly reminded that, to paraphrase Socrates, there is much that I don’t...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – Give the Gift of Time

My kids inspired me to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They kept sharing  videos of people participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Their interest and respect for how people were contributing to a good cause led me to ask myself, “How am I...

6 Good Tools to Differentiate Instruction

I wrote for Edutopia a six-part series that’s spanned two months. What a great experience it’s been to share ideas. The response by readers has been amazing. As I send to Edutopia the final article in the series, I found that several of the strategies...

My Project-Based Learning Experience

I credit my middle school Social Studies teacher for my love of History. I often cite one of her projects for how I built deep understanding of the pre-Civil War era and connected the political stratification in the mid-1800s to the challenges of gridlock in...