Category: Progress Updates

A Social Science Teacher’s Dilemma-1 Year Later

A year ago after the election of D.T., I posted a message on Facebook in the Human Geography teacher’s page. It wasn’t well received by some. Under pressure and some feelings of guilt that I did something wrong, I deleted the post. Now, exactly one year later, I think about that post a lot and…

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Decisions…Hardcover vs. Webcomic

About a week ago I made a BIG decision. Since the beginning, I always envisioned this as a textbook in the hands of students. Here we are, seven years later, and no book. It is the typical trap for any wannabe self-publisher and I’ve fallen into it myself. My reservations of self-publishing, no less a textbook, involved…

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I think I’de like to write a book.

Originally posted on old blog: Feb 17, 2015 1:09 AM Today is the day that I finished the meat and potatoes of my 1st draft. I was so excited that I ran to FedEx to print out a copy on 11×17 paper so that I can start taping them to my wall for proof reading and…

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A Rabbi, an Imam, and a Pastor all Walk into a Juice Bar

Original Post date on old WordPress site: Jul 31, 2013 10:32 PM Words can not even begin to describe how difficult this past unit has been to write. This unit consists of language and religion components. The language section flew by and then I began to teach three weeks of summer school which really put a…

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Chapter 2 of 7 Completed!

Originally written 4 years ago. I am excited to say that I am officially done laying down the text for my chapter on political geography.  It took me about a week longer than I hoped, but I it is one of the longer units to cover.  I am going to set the chapter aside for…

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Project Updates: Vocab Lists Done!

I am happy to say that over the weekend, I was able to complete all seven of my units vocabulary lists.  These are my master lists that are a culmination of the various textbooks and study guides out there for my subject. The next step is to “outline” each unit and put them in a…

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Finished My First Chapter

Though this process began in the school year, yesterday I just finished laying down the text for one of my seven chapters. The weather has been so nice out that I have been sitting on my patio and typing away on my iPad, today will be no different. I am trying to stay in a…

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