Teacher Tech Bytes: EdTech Tips

Participate in the Hour of Code! December 7-13 is Computer Science Education Week. Many schools participate in the Hour of Code, an event where students spend one hour on a coding activity during their school day to demystify coding and show that anyone can learn the basics.  Watch this short video for inspiration! It is focused on getting girls to code. The best … Read more…

Learning By Doing: Students Select Their Own Research Topics

Selecting a research topic is probably the most critical and the most frustrating part of the entire process, as discussed in my prior post about the emotional spectrum of the information search process. It is fraught with uncertainty, which is the enemy of the grade-conscious high school student. According to Project Information Literacy, 37% of college … Read more…

Father Greg Boyle Inspires Students

Marta Maynes | Inspired by Father Greg Boyle

Earlier this month we shared writing by the students in Sister Mary Therese’s freshmen religion class as they reflected on their summer reading of Father Greg Boyle’s book “Tattoos on the Heart.” We continue today with two additional students contemplating what they learned from reading about Father Greg’s life and work at Homeboy Industries, the gang intervention program based in … Read more…

Students Reflect on Tattoos on the Heart

Lauren Anastasia - Reflects on Tattoos on the Heart

Summer Reading: “Tattoos on the Heart” Over the summer, Sister Mary Therese Perez‘s freshmen religion students read “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” by Father Greg Boyle, the founder of the gang intervention program Homeboy Industries. In class, students watched G-Dog, a documentary about Father Greg and his work, and participated in engaging discussions. Sr. … Read more…