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Why Big History?

Alex Maduena
Big History Teacher, 9th Grade
Los Angeles, CA

Towards the end of March of the last school year, I kept hearing one variation of this quote or another: “ 474 more words

New BHP Teacher

Recruiting Process

Hey all, I have been thinking a lot about the part of the standards that discusses recruiting highly performing teachers and what that means.  The standard says “Recruit and retain highly competent personnel who use technology creatively and proficiently to advance academic and operational goals.”  I have sat in a lot of interviews and technology uses are always discussed and you always here the same answers that interviewees have thought up and you hear what they think you want to hear, but is there any real way of figuring out if these people will use technology creatively and proficiently in the classroom?   37 more words

Getting Started

Scary Questions 101:

What do you want to be when you grow up?

This was such an easy question when I was four. Kids can say anything, and believe that they can do it. 327 more words


5 Tips for Avoiding Last-Minute Writing

Taylor Gathof, Consultant

Right now, it’s only the fourth week of the semester, but, before we know it, midterms and finals will soon be upon us. 800 more words

Local Regulations

I’ve been working on the conversion of a one bedroom flat for the last month now and we’ve finally got to the point of getting building control in for their first visit. 1,090 more words

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Q&A: Bike Racing At A Certain Age?


I’m an older woman* getting into cycling and racing. I don’t see a lot of other women my age out there, especially in the lower racing categories. 823 more words