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As hard as it may be for us to admit sometimes, teachers make mistakes. We make less as we get better, but we’ll always make them.  

 

Sometimes, I forget to enter a grade where there needs to be one. At the beginning of the year, I tell all my students that...

Being a scientist-turned-educator and techie, it’s hard to avoid my inner geek.  Not only can I not avoid it, but now I've found the soundtrack for my inner geek life: Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants!

 

I enjoy a lot of the typical nerd-core genres...

As a science teacher, I'm bugging out over the latest research on microbes and how bacteria may be pupeteering people.

 

I guess it's human nature to think of all bacteria as harmful or, at best, a nuisance. It's a misconception that I try to remedy in my middle school Science...

I don't know about you, but I'll be bringing my red pen beachside this spring break.  

 

It’s spring break for NYC schools and as I was leaving work on Friday I overheard the phrase which is not uncommon right before vacations – “I’m not...

Who is ready to hang ten on Google Wave? I am. I am.

 

I am known among my friends and colleagues as an "early adopter"--someone who tries out new tools and technologies as soon as they are available. People like me don't mind a few glitches because we enjoy the...

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