davidroy

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I'm the father of a 3-year old boy, Milo and 1/3 of a developing human who has yet to be named. I am also a 7th and 8th grade English teacher at one of Cincinnati's fastest growing, and fastest improving K-8 school. Oh, and I just wrote the article you just read.

Dad Digest: Time

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When I am not writing blog entries that contain nerd references for the moms in Cincinnati, I have a full time job teaching English at one of Cincinnati’s inner-city charter schools. It is a...

How to Build a Bookworm, Part One {Series}

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As a middle school reading teacher, I am always answering parent questions about what they can be doing at home to help their kids with reading. If a parent of one of my students...

Why I Won’t Spank My Kid: Perspectives in Parenting

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On my last trip back home, my family sat around the dinner table and reminisced and brought up stories from the days of old. There is a really good one about how when I...

Dad Digest: Dads Books Suck

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I am a reader.  I like to read.  Whenever something strikes me as potentially important or interesting, the first question I ask myself is, “where can I read about it?” So, when Jesika announced that...

A Resolution Solution

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With the new year upon us, one of the most common things that people resolve to do during the new year, is take actions to get themselves leading a healthier, more active lifestyle. The...

Marshmallow Madness

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A few years ago while bouncing around the internet, I learned an amazing secret. Since then, whenever I share this secret with other people, it always leads to a conversation in which the person...

Dad Digest: The Myth of the Man Cave

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It started in 1993. Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor introduced the world to “The Man’s Bathroom”.  In the span of four minutes, my eleven-year-old mind was blown.  A few months later, they’d hit another...

The Problems With Common Core:The Myths and Realities Part Two {Series}

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We know that opinions and experiences with Common Core vary widely.  In this series, our contributor is sharing his thoughts on Common Core.  Please note that his opinions and thoughts do not necessarily reflect...

The Problems With Common Core:The Myths and Realities Part One {Series}

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We know that opinions and experiences with Common Core vary widely.  In this series, our contributor is sharing his thoughts on Common Core.  Please note that his opinions and thoughts do not necessarily reflect...

Why the Common Core {Series}

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We know that opinions and experiences with Common Core vary widely.  In this series, our contributor is sharing his thoughts on Common Core.  Please note that his opinions and thoughts do not necessarily reflect...