Do Pirates Teach?

One of the best books for inspiring and motivating teachers! You must read this book and be inspired to teach like a pirate! Great PD book for educators!

My post on Preparing to Teach Like a Pirate is up on Classroom Tested Resources today.  Be sure sail on over and check it out matey! 

Summer Vacation: New Orleans

When my girlfriend from California told me her girls were playing in the USA Volleyball Jr. Nationals in New Orleans this summer I knew we had to make the trip. We are in Texas and it's a lot closer to NOLA than it is to CA. Besides, we'd never been to New Orleans and neither had they, so we could explore it together. Plans were made.  We would meet them in NOLA for some sight seeing, memory making and volleyball!

You should note that that was the extent of our plan. You should also know that going anywhere or doing much of anything without a plan is generally unheard for me.  I deserve points.  Lots of them.

I lugged my camera everywhere and I did get a few opportunities for good shots, but we were on the go. I did the best I could and ended up using my phone when there just wasn't time for the "real' camera.


I could have snapped photos of the balconies all day long. Here are a few of my favorites.