A-Z List

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Here’s an alphabetical listing of my blog entries. Happy browsing!

Add to Your Bag of Tricks (Novel Studies)
All Good Things (Scheduling Speeches)
All is Calm, All is Bright (Classroom Decor)
Am I Part of the Problem?
And Now For Some Data…
And the Winners Are…
April = National Poetry Month, 5 Ways to Celebrate
Are Your Kids Ready for the New SAT Essay?
Ask and Ye Shall Receive
At Maturity, a Pun is Fully Groan
Back to School Night = Speed Dating?
Bad Poetry? Oh, Noetry!
Be Prepared With Print-and-Teach Lessons (Emergency Sub Plans)
Be the Hero of the Science Dept.
The Beauty of a Properly Framed Quote (Help for Teen Writers)
Best Professional Development Expert? The Teacher Down the Hall
Best Thing You’ll See Today (Spoof Video)
Brain Candy
Brave New World? Dystopian Literature
Buried Under Essays? Host a Writing Competition
Can Robots Do It Better? (Grading Software)
Can I Crash With You Guys? (Lesson Prep)
Can We Talk? (TED Talk event)
Classroom Decor with a Little Bit More
Close Reading Reinforcement Idea
Confuse & Conquer the Class Troublemaker
Conquering Question Fatigue
A Crazy Approach to Improve Teen Writing
Creation Station Rotation (Poetry Instruction with Inquiry Stations)
Creature Comforts
Crimes Against Grammar
Cross-Post: Free Writing Strategy
Dad’s Day = Another Freebie!
Death By Thesaurus
Digging Deep (Greek & Latin Roots)
Digging Through the Book St(ack!)
Do You Believe in Them?
Do You “Like” Me? (Social media)
Don’t Want None Unless You Got Puns, Hon
Earth Day the Easy Way
Easily Amused (Fun Google-based sites)
Every Second Counts (Recordkeeping)
Everyone Likes Free Stuff, Right?
Experiment in Human Cloning
“F” is for Failure
Faculty Meeting Survival Tip
Fallacies of Argumentation
Feel Free to Comment
Feelin’ Zippy (Review of ZipGrade App)
Feeling Brave? (Classroom Connections)
Fight For Your Right to Party
Fighting the Good Fight (Homework Wars)
Fill the Toolbox (Argumentative Writing)
Five Lessons That’ll Save Your Sanity
Five Little Exercises (Common Core test prep)
Five Ready-to-Use Poetry Stations
Five Things You NEED to Know About the New MLA Works Cited Format
Flippin’ Awesome (Flipped Classroom Ideas)
Frankly Speaking (Benjamin Franklin, informational text)
Free Audiobooks for You and Your Students
Free Bulletin Board Refresher
Free Interactive Bulletin Board
Free Media Literacy Worksheets
Freedom!
Friends, Teachers, Countrymen… (Free Julius Caesar resource)
From the Ground Up (Teaching Career)
From Iraq to Ithaca (The Odyssey Review Lesson)
Full Year of H.S. English – Week at a Glance
George + Lennie = Algebra? (Of Mice and Men)
Get Your Game Face On (Hunger Games: The Exhibition Review & Curriculum)
Gift Card Giveaway – and FREE set of five posters
Good Writing Can Come in Small Packages (Creative Writing)
Goodbye, Harper Lee
Grade 11 Calendars Have Arrived!
Grading Hacks, Episode #1
Great Gatsby = So Fancy
Great Last Lines (Free Bulletin Board Materials)
Happy New Year!
Happy Birthday, TpT!
Have You RL.9-10.7’d Lately?
Help for a Second-Year Teacher
Help! New Teacher is Freaking Out
Help Yourself While Helping Me Help Them (TpT credits)
Help Teens Work Through Thick Text
Hold Their Feet to the Fire (Student Accountability)
Holiday Survival Guide
Honors Students = Auto Mechanics
How NOT to Impress an Administrator
How Would You…? (Time Management)
How Can I Make This Work? (20Time Q&A)
If You Can’t Beat ‘Em (Classroom Management)
I’m Going to Call Your Parents (Positive Discipline)
In Praise of Selfishness
Instagram Challenge
Instant Lesson Plan: The New York Times Found Poetry Contest
Interactive Whiteboard Fix
It Exists! (The Cool Bus)
It’s My Honor to Introduce (Freebie for Viewing Grad. Speeches)
Just Say “No!” to Boring Book Reports
Juvenile Justice (Free Supreme Court Lesson Materials)
The King & I (Economy of Language)
Learning From Famous Failures (Growth Mindset)
Let Hasan Minhaj Tell You a Story (Listen & Learn Activity)
Let’s Get Real (Non-Fiction)
Let’s Keep Messing With Their Minds (Brain Teasers)
Listen & Learn
Listen to this… (Podcast-Based Lesson)
Look Ma, No Hands (Google Docs Voice Typing)
Make ‘Em Count (Use Every Minute of Class Time)
Make the Tools of Rhetoric (Ethos, Pathos, Logos) Meaningful for Teens
Making a Good First e-Impression
Making SSR Work for Them – And Us
May Nothing You Dismay
Meme Me Up, Scotty
Mess With Their Minds (Brain Teasers)
Mimic the Masters
Modern Tech + Classic Lit.
Mother’s Day + Teens: A Free Lesson
Mr. Keating Is My Co-Pilot
New Year “Game” Plan (Fun Stuff)
New Year Prep Gone Awry
A No-Good, Lousy, Plain Awful Day
No More Essay Fatigue! Time to Reclaim Your Weekends
Non-Cheesy Icebreaker for the First Day of School
Odd One Out (Formative Assessment)
Oh No He Didn’t
Okay, So I Was Wrong 
(Group Essays)
Old is New Again
Our Own Worst Enemy?
A Painless Way to Add More Informational Text
Permission Granted
Plagiarism = The Toxic Mold of High School
Poetry for Teens Who Think They Don’t Like Poetry
Pop Culture = Bridge Into Classic Texts
Power of Punctuation
Question Everything (Socratic questioning)
The Question I Hate the Most
Raise the Relevancy
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #1 (Classroom Management)
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #2 (Classroom Management)
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #3 (Classroom Management)
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #4 (Classroom Management)
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #5 (Classroom Management)
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #6 (Classroom Management)
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #7 (Classroom Management)
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #8 (Classroom Management)
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #9 (Classroom Management
Randazzo’s Rules of Order #10 – Series Finale (Classroom Management)
Random Moment from Professional Development
Random Thoughts about Pretty Clothes
A Ray (Bradbury) of Hope
Ready…Set…PLAY, Adding Music to the High School Classroom
Reality Check
Re-Thinking the Use of Learning Stations
Ripped from the Headlines (Two Sources for Current Events Materials)
Say What? (Six Benefits of Closed Captioning in the Classroom)
Say What You Need to Say (Public Speaking)
Scary Stuff (Halloween Lesson Plans)
Seating Chart = Flow Chart
She Did It – Goal Accomplished!
A Slick Idea (Annotation/Close Reading)
Soft Skills = Hard Cash
Sometimes You Just Gotta Pop Off (Stress Relief)
Spread the Book Love (Free Posters)
Star-Crossed Lovers (Romeo & Juliet Non-Fiction Activity)
Start Class the Right Way, Every Day (Mini-Lectures/Bell-Ringers)
Sub Plan? Just Press “Play”
Such a Simple Fix (Homemade Whiteboards)
Swat Teams are the Fun Fix (Review Game)
Tackling the Block (Schedule)
Take a No-Stress Sick Day
Take My Advice?
Tame the Monster! (Essay Grading Tips)
Teach Them How to Write
Teacher Hack (or, This One’s for Eunice)
TED Gives ‘Em Something to Talk About
These Kids Today and Their Rock-N-Roll Music
They See Me Rollin’ (Teaching From a Cart)
This is Personal (Build Student Interest)
This Year’s 20Time Project Will Be…
Those First Few Days
Time for a Grammar Quiz (Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar)
To Laugh Often and Much (Eric Thiel, my friend)
Top 10 Favorite End-of-Year Lessons
Trophy Syndrome
Try, Try Again (MLA Formatting)
Trying to Stay Sane
Understanding Irony
VERY Last-Minute Halloween Costume
Visually Dynamic Overviews Pique Students’ Interest (American Literature)
Vote With Your Feet (EdCamp, Professional Development)
Week from Hell (Grading app)
What a Year! 2015 – Year in Review
What Do Harry Potter, Frodo, and Katniss Have in Common? (Hero’s Journey)
What Do Matt Damon and Odysseus Have in Common?
What I’m Teaching This Week (8/31-9/4)
What I’m Teaching This Week (9/7-9/11)
What I’m Teaching This Week (9/14-9/18)
What I’m Teaching This Week (9/21-9/25)
What I’m Teaching This Week (9/28-10/2)
What I’m Teaching This Week (10/5-10/9)
What I’m Teaching This Week (10/12-10/16)
What I’m Teaching This Week (10/19-10/23)
What I’m Teaching This Week (10/26-10/30)
What I’m Teaching This Week (11/2-11/6)
What I’m Teaching This Week (11/9-11/13)
What I’m Teaching This Week (11/16-11/20)
What I’m Teaching This Week (11/30-12/4)
What I’m Teaching This Week (12/7-12/11)
What I’m Teaching This Week (12/14-12/18)
What I’m Teaching This Week (1/4-1/8)
What I’m Teaching This Week (1/11-1/15)
What I’m Teaching This Week (1/18-1/22)
What I’m Teaching This Week (1/25-1/29)
What I’m Teaching This Week (2/1-2/5)
What I’m Teaching This Week (2/8-2/12)
What I’m Teaching This Week (2/15-2/19)
What I’m Teaching This Week (2/22-2/26)
What I’m Teaching This Week (2/29-3/4)
What I’m Teaching This Week (3/7-3/11)
What I’m Teaching This Week (3/14-3/18)
What I’m Teaching This Week (3/21-3/25)
What I’m Teaching This Week (3/28-4/1)
What I’m Teaching This Week (4/11-4/15)
What I’m Teaching This Week (4/18-4/22)
What I’m Teaching This Week (4/25-4/29)
What I’m Teaching This Week (5/2-5/6)
What I’m Teaching This Week (5/9-5/13)
What I’m Teaching This Week (5/16-5/20)
What I’m Teaching This Week (5/23-5/27)
What I’m Teaching This Week (5/30-6/3)
What I’m Teaching This Week (6/6-6/10, Series Finale)
What’s Going On? (Writing Voice)
When Building Vocabulary, Less Is More
When Your Entire Class Conspires Against You
William Shakespeare or Taylor Swift? (Free game)
Wise Words (Inspiration)
Women’s History Month? Eh, no thanks
Word Play (Acrostic Poetry Lesson)
Words of Wisdom
Work Hard, Play Hard
Worst Friday Ever
Write About Now (National Novel Writing Month)
The Year in Review (2015-2016)
You Can Say That Again (Creative Scheduling/Calendars)
Your Argument is Invalid
10 Classroom Uses for Grammar Fail Photos
10 Phrases I Say Most Often
10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know
10 Teaching Job Interview Questions (And My Actual Answers)
180 Days of Writing Prompts
20Time 2017: Results?
20Time Lives On/#proud
20Time Project – Update #1
20Time Project – Update #2
20Time Project – Update #3
20Time Project – Update #4
20Time Project – Update #5
20Time Project – Update #6
20Time Project – Wrap-Up Post
7 Questions to Use with Any TEDTalk