A New Beginning

November 7th, 2005. The day I announced that I was leaving the kindergarten classroom and joining Discovery Education. 10 years, 7 months, 12 days ago. As a member of team Discovery, I've traveled around the world (flying more than half a million miles), presented at more events than I can count, and worked with some [...]

By | 2016-06-21T16:05:27+00:00 June 21st, 2016|General News|52 Comments

Dear Spammers…

SPAM (Photo credit: AJC1) Thank you for reaching out to me.  I understand some company you contracted to do advertising engaged in some unethical behavior.  They had the audacity to spam hundreds of thousands of blogs with spam comments containing links to your fine website.  Upon learning about this, I'm sure you were [...]

By | 2013-12-10T07:06:12+00:00 December 10th, 2013|General News, Musings|Comments Off on Dear Spammers…

Because we’re ALL Jobless in Chicago

Image by khalilshah via FlickrAs many of you have seen on Twitter lately, I've been promoting my wife's new social network Jobless In Chicago. She was one of the many people who were let go from their jobs as the economy has continued it's steady nosedive. With signs looking like things will be getting worse [...]

By | 2009-02-09T14:46:52+00:00 February 9th, 2009|General News|3 Comments

Welcome to the shiny new Teach42

Welcome to the new theme for Teach42.com! This is something that's been in the works for quite a while now (far too long), but I'm thrilled to finally switch over to it today. I'd been thinking about getting myself a new theme since I started seeing other blogs using the same one I'd be using. [...]

By | 2009-02-09T12:31:54+00:00 February 9th, 2009|General News|6 Comments


I was debating whether to share that I've been nominated for a couple of EduBlog Awards or not. I hate bragging and I certainly don't want it to look like I'm begging for votes. But I finally decided to mention it because ya know what? I'm pretty darn proud of those nominations. I've spent a [...]

By | 2008-12-04T18:36:01+00:00 December 3rd, 2008|General News|4 Comments

Off to Nokia’s Open Lab

So a couple of weeks ago I got a mysterious email saying that Nokia was interested in springing for me to join them in Helsinki for a few days. We sometimes help Nokia run events involving participants from social media, like bloggers and forum members. The latest being a new annual workshop that hopes to [...]

By | 2008-09-09T15:34:08+00:00 September 9th, 2008|Conferences, General News|Comments Off on Off to Nokia’s Open Lab

Do you believe?

Thanks to Justin Karkow for point out this post of Christine Southard's on the New York DEN Blog. Just in time for the beginning of the school year, Dalton Sherman has a message that is sure to inspire anybody who has chosen to devote their lives to education.

By | 2008-08-28T12:46:18+00:00 August 28th, 2008|General News, YouTube|2 Comments

Wii Fit Workout Program Update (and a few tips)

I keep meaning to post a followup to my previous Wii Fit post, complete with pertinent links, pictures and all that. But work/NECC/baby has gotten in the way and it just keeps getting put off. SO, I figured I'll just do a really quick update for you. I've now owned the Wii Fit for about [...]

By | 2016-10-03T08:10:32+00:00 June 26th, 2008|General News|43 Comments

GPS for chronic truants?

I got an email alerting me to a segment on CBS News about one school using a GPS tracking device to help stop truancy. While it may have worked for the student in the video, I have to admit some skepticism regarding the ability for this to be a large scale solution. They mention that [...]

By | 2008-06-13T09:40:12+00:00 June 13th, 2008|General News|3 Comments