Social Studies Should Be About How The World Works (And How It Doesn’t Work)

What is social studies for? It’s for helping kids figure out how the world works (and how it doesn’t work). It’s of course for many other things than that, but I do think this is an undeserved purpose of our social studies classes. Kids want to know how our society functions and we can show them … Continue reading Social Studies Should Be About How The World Works (And How It Doesn’t Work)

You Should Follow This Awesome Person’s Hand Written Quote Blog

So an awesome former student of mine started a blog where she selects and handwrites a different quote each day that she’s written in her quote book. She then takes a photo of the page in her quote book. You should follow her. It is called “Little Leather Quote Book.”  I subscribe via email so I get … Continue reading You Should Follow This Awesome Person’s Hand Written Quote Blog

How To Study Better

Hello marvelous students, Here are some tips I put together for you on how to study better! Enjoy. 🙂 1. Choose the right place – Students often study in a place with lots of distractions. Television, siblings, parents, phones…everything. A quiet spot, with decent light, and perhaps a plant, would be good. A desk is a … Continue reading How To Study Better

Advice On How To Pick The Right College: A Letter To My Students

Dear students, You may be apprehensive about choosing a college. Many of you ask for my advice each year regarding this major decision. I wrote you this letter to give you some knowledge from my own experience, the experience of my friends, and the experience of former students who are just like you. If you’d … Continue reading Advice On How To Pick The Right College: A Letter To My Students