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Knock It Off! Seven “old-school-isms” I decided to drop

What thoughts, faces, or personalities come to mind when you hear "Old-School"? For me, it's the science teacher who woke slumbering students with the crack of a yardstick; The quintessential ex-military gym teacher who wore both his socks and shorts... Continue Reading →

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Big Data for Small Schools: Grade Inflation

Let's say your parents told you growing up that you were good enough at basketball to join the NBA. Would you believe them? If they fed you that line every day for the first 17 years of your life, you... Continue Reading →

It Is What It Is…But it Doesn’t Have to Be

I had a friend several years ago whose mantra was "It is what it is". He would say this when it became apparent that the circumstance wasn't going to change no matter what we did. A maintenance boondoggle..."It is what... Continue Reading →

I’ll Take Good Care of Your Son

February 8th is my birthday, so February 8th, 2013 sticks out in my mindĀ for several reasons. For one, I turned 34 that day. I don't remember what I got for my birthday, mainly because I, like most parents, stopped expecting... Continue Reading →

Tech Talks for Teens: Hooked!

I predicted it fairly accurately, give or take a few weeks. I think I saw it coming only because it's happened before: Silly bands, Pokemon, and neon shoe laces have all done the same thing. They've ended up either lost... Continue Reading →

Outreach Isn’t Outdated

I'm a Millenial...minus the skinny jeans. I was born in 1979 which puts me right on the cusp of the generation considered "Millenials". I came into adulthood at the turn of the millennium, and I remember well the hysteria over... Continue Reading →

Good Grades in School

As an educator, I am often frustrated at the lack of drive I see in students to get good grades. Is it a generational thing? Is it a family thing? Am I doing enough to encourage good grades? I ponder... Continue Reading →

A “Simple Stats for STEM” Success Story

Over the past number of years, I've enjoyed teaching math, observing science classes at both my school and other schools, and attending local and state science fairs. My research as an educator and in grad school involved STEM Education, and... Continue Reading →

BOOST: A Good Start Deserved a Great Finish

On Thursday evening, March 23rd, 2017, Springfield Christian Academy hosted a teacher get-together called BOOST. The purpose of our gathering was to encourage fellow Christian educators to end the school year as well as we started it. We tend to... Continue Reading →

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Edifying the Body