It seems I’ve never properly introduced Brevig Mission on the blog. TAT readers, this is Brevig Mission. Brevig Mission, meet TAT readers. Fun Fact: The 2010 U.S. Census listed Brevig ... Read more
The TAT family just returned from a Christmas Break in the Lower 48. It was quite the journey. We ended up with an eight hour layover in the Anchorage airport. ... Read more
1. It’s not for everybody. Over the last twelve school years Steve and I have seen a lot of teachers come and go. Some make it an entire year. Some ... Read more
This is us eleven years ago. I was substitute teaching in my Idaho hometown. Steve was six hundred heart-breaking miles away in Seattle doing his student teaching.
In A Room of One's Own Virginia Woolf said: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Note to readers: I ... Read more
Lois Hetland, Ellen Winner, Shirley Veenema, and Kimberly M. Sheridan, Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education (New York: Teachers College Press, 2013). I was introduced to this ... Read more
We've reached another milestone in the TAT household. This little man started preschool.
A couple of years ago Brevig Mission School lost eight teachers at the end of the school year. That's a turnover rate of over fifty percent! Each teacher had their ... Read more
Our school district uses the Marzano model of teacher evaluation. There are 41 elements that my principal observes in my classroom strategies and behaviors. Number thirteen is helping students " ... Read more
In my ever-present efforts of incorporating Alaska Standards into my instruction, I start my World History classes by introducing primary and secondary sources. I'd been struggling to come up with ... Read more