Death by PowerPoint

Death by PowerPoint is a short presentation that changed the way I think about PowerPoint presentations.Stop putting your students or classmates to sleep and check this out! If Slideshare is blocked for your network, as it is for students at our high school, you can download the pdf here. Here more »

Get a Head Start on Next Year’s Vocabulary!

And now for an announcement that could only be exciting to an English teacher: Next year’s vocabulary words for the weekly quizzes will come from the Top 1000 Vocabulary List at It is my intention to have vocabulary quizzes in every class next year. About the List From more »

Should school libraries ban The Hunger Games?

“Suzanne Collins’ hit trilogy ranks third on the just-released list of U.S. library books that drew the most complaints last year, according to the American Library Association. The Hunger Games focuses on a 16-year-old girl from a dystopian country who is drafted to fight other teenagers to the death in more »