Why My Students Are Learning About the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Movement

Generally, I find young twenty-somethings who live in Brooklyn to be quite the forward-thinking, against-“the-man”, fight-for-your-rights kind of folks. Which is why I was surprised to get into a discussion this weekend with some young Brooklyn kids who believed that the role of a history/social studies teacher was to have students memorize facts and events—to simply […]

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Hey Misster is Back!

There’s really no reason to try to remake a good thing. I’ve decided to come back to my old standby, the ole “Hey Misster” blog and continue sharing my adventures in teaching here. So in case you were wondering what happened to me— for two years I have been living, learning, and teaching in New […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

This photo challenge comes at a very apt time for me. Today is my final day teaching in Sumatra and this morning my beautiful students all gave me handmade cards and some of them even purchased me and made me gifts. It’s been a whirlwind of ups and downs and grand adventures and it’s hard […]

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A Little Drama Goes a Long Way

I’ve realized that as of late my blog makes it sound like I spend all my time adventuring through jungles, swimming in crater lakes and alighting mountains and volcanoes across this fine archipelago. The reality, however, is that some of my biggest adventures and successes happen inside a primary level classroom. I spend five days […]

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Awards Season: Education Edition

It’s awards season in Hollywood and even though I can’t hand out any golden statues, I’d like to join the frenzy with a few of my own awards and give some Oscar-worthy thank you speeches to the educators who have helped me to get where I am today. Award for encouraging creativity: Mrs. Woefel-2nd Grade Thank […]

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