Presenting at Taiwan’s Google For Education

In 4 short weeks I present at Taiwan’s Google for Education Conference!  I’ll be bringing my Interactive Gradebook presentation back and putting the finishing touches on a Genius Hour presentation too.  If you or anyone you know lives in Taiwan then be sure to stop by this awesome summit.  Its my 2nd time in Taiwan Read More …

A bilingual classroom missing a few walls

Okay, so I’ve been busy.  But busy is good, especially since its because I love my new job and coworkers!  Teaching 4th grade is a wonderful change from my crappy hogwon and I continue to be impressed by the professionalism exhibited at my new school.  Everyone from the administration to the teachers, students and parents Read More …

Payday and stirring the hornets nest

Last time CPIS failed to pay us I went on what ended up being 6 days of “psuedo-strike.”  My coworkers and I had resolved that for as long as they were holding our paychecks hostage our “normal teaching” would halt.  It was an enjoyable time for my students since that meant we did minimal work Read More …

Pseudo Strike Day 5

It has now been a full week since the teachers at CPIS were supposed to be paid.  No paycheck today but we were told “maybe Tuesday or Wednesday” so there’s a slight chance it’ll come tomorrow.  I could go on about how I’m not doing any work with my students but that would be a Read More …

A Strange Day at Work

The good news is my class is going great.  They are taking to the new games I made to introduce sight words and work on phonics.  They love the money game so much that I wish we weren’t about to move onto measurement in math. In all subjects there is quite a discrepancy in ability Read More …

When two souls collide

When two souls collide any number of outcomes are possible.  Most often it is a glancing blow, a fleeting moment in the eternity of the universe and a small glimpse into a lifetime.  But every so often that collision generates an energy that is more than just a glimmer.  We have all met people who Read More …