Teaching is an art. And artists have many tricks of the trade, as do teachers. I recently remembered an event that happened years (decades) ago, that I know definitely made me a better teacher. A trick of the trade, so to speak. Early in my career, before marriage, children…when I actually had some free time…I … Continue reading Tricks of the Trade
“We miss you.” No, you miss my money. “You are like family.” No, family doesn’t charge me for things they give me. “Sale ends today.” And you will start another one tomorrow. “Come into our store, we are having a New Year’s Sale.” Same thing, you will have another sale next week. None of these … Continue reading Teaching Authentically
I have written about this story before, but it is so important to me that I feel I should repeat it at the holiday season. When I was about 11 or 12 years old, my great-grandfather gave me face powder as a holiday gift. He was in his 90s and had no idea that pre-teen … Continue reading Giving Back!
We recently took our grandchildren out to breakfast. We were waiting for our food when a robot appeared to deliver food to the next table. Needless to say, our grandchildren were thrilled, and I was immediately writing a blog post in my head! There are so many authentic project ideas I can think of that … Continue reading Authentic Project Ideas – Robots