Mystery Skype

Today we did our first Mystery Skype of the year.  If you don’t know what Mystery Skype is please look it up!  We have been video conferencing with classes for many years, but I like Mystery Skypes because the “rules” are already made.  It is like ordering a catered meal.  You just set the time,…

I do not embrace failure…

Follow @paulbogush Consider donating to our Kickstarter campaign!  Click here —>RIGHT HERE<— for info I do not embrace failure.  I don’t teach grit.  There is no space on my “rubric” for creativity or imagination. Blog posts go flying across my screen telling me that failure is part of the learning process, get kids to be…

Be bold, be fun, be you…

Follow @paulbogush Consider donating to our Kickstarter campaign!  Click here —>RIGHT HERE<— for info (All those red words are hyperlinks!) Teachers have forgotten to be bold, be fun, and be themselves. This year be bold. Do the unexpected this year. Kids do not expect the unexpected in school.  They walk in expecting the same thing they…

One vote…

In a couple months Connecticut will elect a governor. The Democratic nominee and incumbent is Dannel Malloy.  Maybe the governor most in bed with corporate reformers.  Every decision he has pushed on education has made like for me and my students more dismal.  He has put in place a Commissioner of Education with direct corporate…