11 Reasons I love NEH Summer Institutes

Oh my gosh, sometimes I am so bad at keeping up with this blog because there is SO MUCH going on. For example: this summer I did 2 professional developments and traveled to Spain and now we're back at school - ahhhh - how to blog about all of it simultaneously!?? Well I don't have [...]

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The Great Classroom Unveiling

So my room is not "done-done" (will it ever be??? lol probably not). But in my fifth year teaching, I have never been happier and actually spent less time on my room. Yay! Here's some photos and info below about my AP World History & Humanities classroom: Before & After Videos of my Room My [...]

2018-2019 School Year

Today is the first day of the school year for our students...yes I know it's a Friday. I personally loved it when we started on Wednesday: enough time to actually get stuff done but at the same time you could ease into the year. Let's see how many kids show up (UPDATE: school on Friday [...]

A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Culture through the Arts Reading List

Next week starts my 2- week summer teacher education program, A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslims Cultures through the Arts. This will be my second National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute; last year I went to the Religious Worlds of New York Institute and this year I's excited back in the city that never [...]