Ninjas and Unicorns

I sometimes call myself Ninja Gay.  ‘Cuz it kind of creeps up and surprises you.  It’s like that quiet friend who you thought was safely in the next room, but then speaks up suddenly right behind your ear.  And this surprise (honest, expected, inoffensive) happens because of a neat little equivalency we carry around in our […]

The Practicalities of Saying “No”

I’ve been thinking about defaults lately.  I’m kind of known for coming up with kooky experiments for my students, and I had recently shared this one with another teacher: Ask the class to all raise their hands in the air.  Ask them to drop their hands to answer a question. This idea works with any […]