Student Blog Links by Class

1st Period:                                2nd Period:                                   3rd Period:

Laura -car building                Aroldo – Acapulco                         Estefany – cooking

Idashia – fashion                     Miguel – clothing line                   Daniel – model car

Fernando – script                    Noah – city planning                     Olivia – student voice

Aidan – UT                                Emily                                                Jasmin – photography

Maria – painting                      Carrington – Paris                         Jose – soccer complex

Jairo – Korean cooking           Shirley                                            Isaac – model car

Elijah – editing                         Derian – scythe building              Willie – planner debate

Omar – NFL player                  Marlen – France                            Jazmin – photography

Bawi – travel                             Israel – independence                   Kevin

Caleb – drawing                       Leticia – soccer skills                     Cordelia

Liset – cosmetology                 Luis – world travel                        Flourish

Jacop – pro soccer player       Prabjot – NBA news                      Favor

Van – soccer vs. football         Kayla – vlogging                            TJ




20 Time – Post #1

With lots of help from all over the web (like here, here, and especially here), my classes and I are delving into the 20 Time experience this week!

Since I teach three classes, I am attempting a different 20 Time project for each class. My goal for 1st Period is to run a mile without stopping; I will use the Couch to 5K app on my phone each week and post my stats on this blog. For 2nd Period’s project, I am researching how to move to New York City. In 3rd Period, my 20 Time goal is to create a Facebook Business page for my crafts.

Successfully completing all three projects may be unlikely, but I love to remind my students that I don’t ask them to do things I am unwilling to do. So, it seems worthwhile to at least try to complete all three. Wish me luck!

History Has Its Eyes On You


I saw Hamilton: An American Musical four times this summer, and I still haven’t recovered. If you have somehow missed hearing about this show, stop right here and go listen to the whole thing for free on Spotify. You’re welcome.

One of the (many) things I love about Hamilton is its reminder that history has a place for all of us. As I teach my students this fall, I can point to this musical and say, “Look! If you love the subject of history, there’s a place for you. If you love rap, there’s a place for you. If you love theater, dance, singing, there’s a place for you. If you love to read and write, there’s a place for you, too.” The writing, staging, reception, etc. of Hamilton encompasses all of these things. All of these things together have created a cultural phenomenon that is quite possibly the best musical of our time. And it would not have happened if even one of those components were missing.

This reminder that we are living tomorrow’s history now isn’t just true for my students. It’s true for all of us. We need to find what we are passionate about and pursue it. We were created with unique personalities and talents for a reason.

We each have a role to play, and each role adds something to the fabric of the history of the human race. So go do your thing.