The Compelling “Why?” Continued

Posted on: Tue, 02/04/2020 - 09:00
This week’s guest bloggers are social studies teachers Shundra Banks from Gov. TJ High, Janvier Beaver from Linganore High, Jerry Donald from Middletown High, and Beth Strakonsky from Frederick High. They share their thoughts about responding to students asking, “Why do I have to learn this?” and in some cases to those asking why they teach.

The Compelling "Why?" Continued

Posted on: Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:00
As I continue to feature our outstanding guest bloggers, this week teachers Aaron Burch from Linganore High School and Tyler Hanson from Tuscarora High School share their insights on "Why do I have to learn this?" Watch for more guest bloggers in "Off the Cuff" over the next few months.

The Compelling "Why?" Continued

Posted on: Tue, 01/14/2020 - 16:00
I shared an example of how I responded to students who asked me, "Why do I have to learn this?" And now, teachers from a variety of schools who teach many different content areas have shared their own examples with me! In the coming months, "Off the Cuff" will feature the work of these outstanding guest bloggers and teachers. This week, Ms. Stacey Bentley from Brunswick HS and Ms. Becky Delmeter from Frederick HS share their insights.

Finding Balance

Posted on: Tue, 12/03/2019 - 09:00
In many areas of life, we are encouraged to find balance—eat a balanced diet or find a life-work balance. I recently read a book that noted a growing need to find a digital balance in our lives, too.


Posted on: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 09:00
As we prepare for our nation’s Thanksgiving holiday, I hope you find a few moments to reflect on this important word and its meaning in your life.
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