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How Discovery’s Gold Rush Teaches us a Lesson on Reaching our Reluctant Learners

One of my favorite shows is Discovery’s Gold Rush. Gold Rush is a show that follows the adventures of different camps of gold miners. I have been following the show since its first season, and I find it fascinating how these miners dig for gold in the Klondike of Alaska. I wish they would watch […]

How to Nail the Interview for a Teaching Position – Nail #5: Be a Team Player

How to Nail the Interview for a Teaching Position – Nail #5: Be a Team Player

Here is the fifth Nail in the Nailing the Teacher Interview series. Be a Team Player. This is a big one. There might not be the specific question: “Are you a team player?” But, it’s one of the most important qualities that those on the interview panel are looking for. I read somewhere, “You can […]

California Teachers Summit – What a Great Experience

California Teachers Summit – What a Great Experience

I had the pleasure of attending the California Teachers Summit in Pasadena. It was a great experience. Over 15,000 teachers and school administrators attended the 33 locations where the event took place. Although there was a satellite site in my school district, I wanted to be at the main site – Pasadena. I was impressed […]

10 Ways to Find Success Without Lowering Your Bar in the Classroom

10 Ways to Find Success Without Lowering Your Bar in the Classroom

There was a time, in the good old days, when I would teach high level concepts, and the majority of my students would get it. Their parents were super supportive, and for the most part, the students were self-motivated. They cared about their education, and life for me as a teacher was good. I had […]