Welcome to Rockin’ The Boat! This blog is not about boating, though I’m not against boating. Boating is fun. This blog is about changing the status quo in our classrooms and engaging students through the use of creativity and technology. Unleash your own creativity, passion for your subject, and your love of learning to inspire your students to do the same. It’s not as scary as it sounds, and don’t worry, I’m right here to guide you and hold your hand, figuratively speaking, of course. I’m not likely to actually hold your hand, since I don’t really know you. I will, however, encourage you to hang on to your hat and maybe grab a life jacket until you are ready to rock your very own boat.
If you’re expecting this to be a therapeutic post, then I hope you find it meets your expectations. If you are hoping it takes the place of actual therapy, then this likely isn’t the post you need. I will, however, structure it loosely like a typical television show therapy session. Let’s examine ways to handle the stress of educational situations that are not emergencies and do not require the services of an actual therapist or doctor.
Be Oppositional Defiant: Status Quo Has Got to Go!
For many of us, the new school year is gearing up, just around the corner, or recently begun. While
My guest post on Denis Sheeran’s Instant Relevance blog has arrived! Here’s the intro by Denis, and by clicking his link, you’ll go to my post for today.
I’m excited to have Laura share her experience of running with an idea, taking it to new levels, and truly modeling the #MakeItReal message. Read her post below and share your comments with us here and on twitter with the #MakeItReal hashtag. And in case you’re looking for more from Laura, her blog can be appropriately found here: Rocking The Boat
Introducing #MyPoetrySnaps Many of us have been enjoying #BookSnaps, created by Tara M. Martin (@TaraMartinEDU) as something we create as we read professional books, something we just like to view, or something we use in class with students as Tara intended. Talk about engagement. Take one of the most popular social media apps for teenagers and … Continue reading From #BookSnaps to Creating Poetry!