Phones in the classroom

I'm back on educational technology, and specifically phones in the classroom.  I'll get back to book reviews soon (I'm reading a great wolf book and can't wait to blog about it), but I saw this article posted by former colleague and Latin teacher extraordinaire, Steve Prince: How to Eliminate Cell Phone Use in the Classroom.… Continue reading Phones in the classroom

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb (2013)

Several of my students have read this book that's been on my to read list for a long time, and I finally picked it up this winter break. While Trump is calling for a deportation of all Muslims and other Republican candidates and governors are pushing to "close" their state to all refugees, I thought… Continue reading I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb (2013)

**The Best American Essays 2012 ed. by David Brooks

Though it appears as if I haven't ready anything since early April, I have read a few books, but I haven't had any quiet time to ponder them long enough to write anything.  My last entry came at spring break, and now the school year has ended.  Finally.  I'm sitting on my screen porch, gentle… Continue reading **The Best American Essays 2012 ed. by David Brooks

**Educating Esme by Esme Raji Codell (2009/1999)

Book Review: I really enjoyed this book, written in diary form, by a 5th grade teacher who chronicles her first year in a Chicago public school.  Esme hides nothing: she tells us about the creepy principal, the mother who beats her child in front of her, the misbehaved boy who turns  his behavior around after… Continue reading **Educating Esme by Esme Raji Codell (2009/1999)