Author Archives : Gary G Abud Jr


About Gary G Abud Jr

Gary is an influential teacher leader with extensive experience educating students at the high school and university level. He is a regular conference presenter, education speaker, and leader of staff development for educators. His classroom practice embraces a collaborative environment centered on constructivist teaching, project-based learning, classroom branding, Modeling Instruction, standards-based grading, and mobile device technologies.


ASCC 08: Making Thinking Visible and Collaborative With Padlet 1

This eighth featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the math classroom of Devin Cox at Grosse Pointe North High School. Padlet is an app that generates a digital space for collaboration. Being a web-based app, it doesn’t require download, and it can be used in a variety of different ways from brainstorming to […]


How Teachers and Policy Makers Can Collaborate FTW

Episode 008 – Collaborating With Education Policy Makers Beth Maloney Twitter: @DaringToTeach 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Beth Maloney, the 2014 Arizona Teacher of the Year. Beth is a 5th grade teacher in Surprise, AZ and a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT.) Beyond preparing youngsters for their transition to […]


Why Loud Wrong Answers Are Better Than Quiet Right Ones

Episode 007 – Authentic Assessment Monica Washington Twitter: @texastoy2014 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Monica Washington, who teaches 11th grade English at Texas High School in Texarkana Independent School District, the 2014 Texas Teacher of the Year. Monica is well known in the lone […]


ASCC 07: Three Easy Ways to Get Started With Apple TV In the Classroom

This seventh featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the Economics classroom of Brian Degnore at Grosse Pointe North High School.  When I first saw a colleague using an Apple TV in their classroom, I was intrigued and fascinated as to how I could use the same device in my classroom. Since obtaining an […]


ASCC 06: Shakespeare, Public Speaking, and How Technology Supports Giving Feedback

This sixth featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the English Language Arts classroom of Erika Fell at Parcells Middle High School. When I first encountered the prospect of integrating an iPad into my classroom, I was interested and a bit concerned. All I knew was that I wanted to improve my students’ speaking […]


Why Developing Student Character Outweighs Test Scores

Episode 006: Character Education Jeff Baxter 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year Twitter: @MobyJeff On the program this week, Teachers of the Year Radio welcomes Jeff Baxter, an AP Language and Composition Teacher at Leavenworth High School who is the 2014 Kansas Teacher of the Year.  Jeff also holds a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University School of […]


ASCC 05: Dynamic and Interactive Maps of the Earth For All to Use

This fifth featured post in A Series of Classroom Connections comes to us from the high school science classroom of Troy Hernandez at Grosse Pointe South High School. What did Earth’s continents and oceans look like 250 million years ago, or even 1 billion years ago? What do we know about the climate back when our […]