Here is my latest video. John Calvin may have been the most influential figure of the Protestant Reformation. He not only codified a reformed church, but he laid the foundation for the spread of… Continue reading
I’ve been out of commission for a few days, because I’ve been creating a web site for my classes to use this year. My goal has been to make the content more engaging… Continue reading
This video is about the role of art in the Renaissance. In it, I introduce the new techniques developed by artists of the time and highlight the Italian Renaissance, High Renaissance, and Northern… Continue reading
Information is everywhere. Modern technology allows us to instantly access the combined knowledge of the entire world on tiny devices in the palm of our hands. Well, maybe we’re not quite there yet,… Continue reading
Tourism is a wonderful thing! Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the fabled fountain of youth. The site commemorates Ponce de Leon’s 1513 expedition to Florida, and his discovery of the fountain.… Continue reading
Education today is dominated by the test. Standardized state tests are everywhere, teacher-created tests dot the scholastic calendar, and high-stakes tests, like the SAT and AP tests, can make or break students’ hopes… Continue reading
Today’s theme: the return of U.S. dominance in Women’s World Cup soccer. After 16 years, the trophy is coming home. But what caused tonight’s historic win? The plethora of developmental soccer programs at… Continue reading
It’s a time to celebrate the ideals that formed the foundation of the United States, the people who wrote down those ideals, and the ways those ideals have changed over time.
One of my strategies to better engage students is through the use of video. In a short time, I can get across a great deal of information, provide visual support, and, quite frankly,… Continue reading
That is, we can spend all the time in the world creating, tweaking, and perfecting our plan of attack, but if Paris doesn’t fall in six weeks, the plan is a failure.