panel discussion as assessment NEW blog

Panel Discussion as Assessment

Panel discussion or forums for summative assessments create healthy competition-like tension, encourage collaboration and are easily scaffolded for ELL students or differently abled students. Panel assessments are easy to assign, the ‘correcting’ is accomplished on the spot and they engage students in collaborative work.
yoga lgbt history blog

Yoga and LGBTQ History: Who is Your Teacher?

After another yoga class where I tried to stay on my own mat (this is metaphoric for my non-yogi readers) and not envy the young and dexterous millennial pretzeling on my right or the less dexterous but muscular Gen Y?er to my left, I decided to offer a suggestion to my loving and kind 30-something yoga teacher; why not offer a class for women over a certain age?

AP History

We are two high school seniors who have taken AP American history, which is a two year course. When we look at the curriculum of the Lowell High school Advanced Placement History course, we know we have the basics. The course starts off with the early settlements, moves to World War I and then lands in the roaring 20s.
missing NEW BLOG


There is a vast pool of people and talent that the world is missing - from our collective past and from our present world. Right now, someone who has so much to offer this world will be absent, fall behind, lose confidence, fail, drop out, not graduate, not find their affinity, not become great, not contribute.
what students are saying NEW blog

What Students Are Saying

I love teaching -€“ and the privilege of interacting with young people who represent every corner of the world. While in the classroom, I was continually reminded of the wisdom of youth and their capacity for sophisticated understanding and compassion.
unerasing history blog

UnErasing History

The other night, I was watching a TV show (ok, binge watching a series) and in one scene the investigators used invisible ink on some paper currency to find where the embezzlers were stowing the money (bonus points if you know which show I?m referring to ? hint: the cash was found under the bathroom vanity).