All posts by Mark Joseph

Chance the Rapper, Lupe Fiasco, and 10 Other Songs that Will Inspire Your Students

Some logic statements for the teachers out there: 1.) Your kids love music. 2.) You love your kids. 3.) Therefore, you love music. Even though this conclusion isn’t sound logically, […]

10 Ways to Be All In Like Jon Snow this School Year

(Warning: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead. But like from Season 6, so no excuses; play like a champion.) There is shot in the penultimate episode of the sixth season of […]

Mark Joseph Letter to Myself

Dear Mark, A Letter to Myself

By Mark Joseph, 6th Grade Math Teacher at KIPP Rise Academy. He wrote this letter to himself after completing his tenth year of teaching at the end of the 2016-17 […]

How you can build strong, amazing classroom culture

By: Mark Joseph, 6th grade math teacher, KIPP Rise Academy Every time I watch Stand and Deliver I have the same thought: I want the type of classroom culture Jaime […]