Evolving Classrooms: Paper Portfolios…RIP

Where I am in my teaching career and where I work as a teacher, paper portfolios to showcase student achievement are a thing of the past. This is something that puts a smile on my face. In the modern age of technology, apps, blogs, and micro-blogs, there really isn’t a need for traditional paper portfolios.... Continue Reading →

Are today’s teachers becoming less knowledgeable?

About fifteen years ago, one of my students looked at me and said, “Mr. O’Shea, you’re really smart.” I asked, “Why did you just say that?” “Because you know a lot of stuff, Mr. O’Shea.” I told him, “I don’t think I am smarter than other people. I am just older than you, have more... Continue Reading →

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