I started my blog "The Bearded Teacher" in late 2010. Here is my attempt to categorize my posts by topic.
Grades, Motivation, and Engagement
You're One of Those?
Would You Eat The Dog Food You Serve?
What Does an A, B, C, D Actually Mean?
I'm a Competitive Guy But Not in the Classroom
But Awards Feel So Good
Learn What You Want
Emphasize What Was Learned
What Do You Get? You Get Nothing?
Takeaways From Alfie Kohn
This Whole Self-Assessment Thing Works
Grading in Primary Grades. More Harm Than Good?
What Football Teams Can Teach Us About Motivation
Classroom Experience and Students
Why I Write a Personalized Note to My Graduating Students
Competition and Bullying
My Sister Graduated From High School...So I Interviewed Her
Are We Listening?
Why I Teach
Teaching Empathy, a Reflection
Why I Taught Math in My Social Studies Class
Groupwork vs Teamwork
She Asked About The Elections?
For Students Is Always About Next Year
Why Do Your Students Read?
What Makes a Good Teacher (Think Walls)
What Kids Really Think of Break Work
Finding a Way
Looking Back to Go Forward
What Works For Us, Might Not Work For Them
A Seventh Grader's Reflection
My Students Proved Me Wrong...I'm Happy!
Just Ask The Students
Pedagogy and Teaching
Big Questions, Big Understandings, and Big Ideas in the Classroom
Why I Teach?
To Power and Empower Up
The Opposite of the Secret File Folder
Why I 'Taught' Math in a Social Studies Class
PBL Research, Part 4
PBL Research Part 3
8 Essential Elements of PBL
What is PBL?
PBL Research Part 2
Why Project Based Learning?
What Did You Create Today?
Our Innovation Day
Planning Our Innovation Day
PBL Research Part 1
5 Tips to Get Started with PBL
10 PBL/Creative Learning Ideas for April
Building Cities to Contextualize The Civil War
Marble Madness 2
Marble Madness 1
Let There Be Light
FYB - Flex Your Brain
Talk It Out
How Many Ways Can You Use A Straw?
Projects Vs Project Based Learning
Tweets From Feudal Times
Building a Dam
Technology and Social Media
More Than Engagement
3 Things to Think About for EdTech Startups
Are We Thinking About Digital Pedagogy?
What Schools Can Learn from KickStarter's Vision
The Simpsons Explain EdTech
Free Pictures for Class or Personal Use
Makey-Makey Water Piano
I Can't Send This Through My Email
Hour of Code...For Teachers?
Our Door is a Piano
Social Media and My School...Ugh
Minecraft in the Classroom
When Should Students Have Social Media
Thoughts on Technology and Social Media
21st Century Digital Leaders
One Idea, One Tweet
Allowing 'Failure' In the Classroom
Working (and learning) From a Teacher Everyone Gave Up On
5, Five Minute Favor Ideas for Educators
Off the Beaten Path
Five Things We Need To Stop Pretending About Education
Too Much Positivity?
The Next Time You Hear Kids Are Lazy
Pain of Education
Treat Learners The Way You Want To Be Treated
Education Resolutions of 2014
Do They Know They Are Creators?
What "Hack" Means to Me
Summer is a Time to Grow and Try New Things
You're Just One Teacher
Collaboration IS a 21st Century Skill
Great Administrators Acknowledge Ideas
How Important is Content Knowledge?
Don't Call Me a Good Teacher, Call Me a Good Learner
I Used To Hate School, Maybe I Still Do
I "Go" To Yale
What Is Professional Dress For Teachers?
Willingness to Cede Control
Philosophy and Happiness
The 'R' Word
What Can General Motors and a Funky Car Plant Teach Us About EdReform?
Can We Move Away from Short-Term Thinking?
Biggest Obstacle to Change is The Way We Were Taught
Yikes! My Students Relate School To Medieval Hierarchy
My Race To Nowhere Plea
Do We Allow Such Innovation in Schools?
Does Traditional Schooling Limit Options?
MIT Creative Learning
Session 9 Reads: Tinkering
Session 9 Activity #1: Toys From Trash
Session 9 Activity #2: Makey-Makey
Session 8 Activity
Session 8 Notes: Motivation and Persistence
Session 8 Reads: Learning vs Performance
Session 8 Reads: Drive by Daniel Pink
Session 8 Mini Thought
Session 7 Notes: Learning in Communities
Session 7 Activity
Session 7 Readings
Session 6 Notes: Social Creativity
Session 6 Activity: Remixing
Session 6 Readings
Session 5 Activity
Session 5 Notes: Open Learning
Session 5 Readings
Session 4 Notes
Session 4 Activity: Turtle Art
Session 4: My Powerful Ideas
Session 4 Readings
Session 3 Notes: Making/Constructionism
Session 3: Scratch and Creative Learning
Session 2 Notes: Interest Based Learning
Formal vs Informal Learning
Session 2 Activity: Gears of My Childhood
Session 1 Notes
Session 1 Readings
My Small Group
Speaking and PD
An Experiment in Educator Communication: SlackEDU
Edcamp is All About Community
Just a Little Switch
What is a Makey-Makey?
Flipping The Classroom?
School Structure as Impediment
Life Long Kindergarten
My First EdCamp Experience
Intrinsic Motivation and RSCON11