Author Archives: tkboehm

About tkboehm

High school teacher. Techie. Cadet leader. Bomber fan.

Can we please stop…

I’ve heard it said that teachers tend to teach they way we were taught.  That was probably true for me, and I wonder why that happens.  I think (though I have no research beyond my own experience to back this … Continue reading

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Is “memorize” becoming a dirty word?

I’ve been finding myself thinking a lot lately about the value of students knowing things from memory.  I’ve heard it argued, from more than one source, that with the proliferation of electronic devices and the wealth of information available online, … Continue reading

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Yes I am still alive…

Well, I set up this blog over the summer with the best of intentions.  And then life happened, as is usually the case.  Something about my house needing to be completely rewired, then all the drywall repaired, then painted… I’ve … Continue reading

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Great Video Clip on Multiple Intelligences

I’m in the middle of planning out my grade 10 English course based on a Universal Design for Learning approach (more on that later). This video is definitely getting shown to the class on day 1.  It’s very well produced, … Continue reading

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Having technology does not make you a twenty-first century school

So, as part of my university course, we were asked to present something to our peers.  Five minutes max, as an exercise in public speaking.  I figured, what they hey, why not speak to my colleagues about something I believe … Continue reading

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What I don’t blog about

I mentioned in my last post that I’m currently taking a summer university course.  This is the last course before I’m done my PBDE, which is a 30 credit hour diploma for practicing educators (PBDE stands for Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in … Continue reading

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The curse of too many choices

My summer university course starts tomorrow, and instead of enjoying my last day of relaxation before a very intense three weeks, what am I doing?  Working on my grade 10 English course.  I can basically shape this course into whatever … Continue reading

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