Let's face it, folks - these are stressful, trying times. There's a nasty virus keeping us inside our homes for most of the day, and we're all going stir crazy. Time to take a break. Watch a real Rube Goldberg machine in action!
http://www.youtube.com/watch Do you want a deep fried turkey? A moister, tastier turkey? Check out William Shatner as he explains the dangers of mixing hot oil and water.
What the 50th anniversary of the moon landing has to do with the state of America today.
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
Some simple advice for a happy 2019 and beyond.
Seems like the guitarist for the Grateful Dead had some words of wisdom for all of us. Happy Thanksgiving.
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
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
Making and flying a paper airplane in class won't impress me, but if you create an exact scale replica of an Airbus A380 and fly it in class, I'll call the company and make sure they give you a job. Watch: youtu.be/qiVv8YvftKE
You can’t fail if you never quit.