Keeping It Simple: A New Year Begins

IT BEGINS. My ninth graders land a few scant hours from now.  They will be pie-eyed and bushy-tailed and full of mirth and whimsy.  They will be jaded and broken and waiting for someone, anyone, to let them out of Continue reading Keeping It Simple: A New Year Begins

Making Every Space Matter: How a Filmmaker’s Studio Can Help Us Redesign Our Classrooms

I dig Casey Neistat’s work and so do a lot of other people.  The dude has won a bunch of awards, created a bazillion and six videos, and has a physique for which I would gladly trade six or seven Continue reading Making Every Space Matter: How a Filmmaker’s Studio Can Help Us Redesign Our Classrooms

Three Ice Shattering Improv Games for Opening Week of Anything

Oh ice breakers, you are more than just a gum that doesn’t seem to hold its flavor particularly well for me — but hey, who am I to judge?  Ice breakers, you are the cornerstone of every good lesson plan Continue reading Three Ice Shattering Improv Games for Opening Week of Anything