Trump Savagely Mauls the Language, and What That Means to Students 

By studying President Donald Trump's use (and misuse) of the English language, we can gain a deeper understanding of how he thinks. Such study yields valuable information to a voter. Certainly, foreign intelligence agencies and heads of state examine his writings to prepare for their interactions with him. I'm not talking about prepared speeches written … Continue reading Trump Savagely Mauls the Language, and What That Means to Students 

2018-2019 Spelling Bee Study List

The first round of spelling bees will be held in my classroom next Friday. Any interested students may compete for the position of class champion and class alternate. All champions and alternates will advance to the school-wide spelling bee. Remember, the winner and alternate of the school bee will receive a free copy of the 2018-2019 … Continue reading 2018-2019 Spelling Bee Study List

Backpacks Can Stress Your Students’ Spines More Than Previously Thought

By Sarah D. Sparks Nov. 2, 2018 Published in Education Week All those hall monitors exhorting students to stand up straight may be on to something: A new study finds that a typical student hunching under the weight of a backpack could experience more than 11 times that weight in stress on their backs.  A new … Continue reading Backpacks Can Stress Your Students’ Spines More Than Previously Thought