Ditch That Textbook is written by Matt Miller, a high school Spanish teacher in West Central Indiana. After trying to do the traditional “teach by the textbook” for a few years, he launched into a textbook-less path where learning activities were often custom-produced for his students as well as infused with technology. He likes the results a lot, and his students do, too.
He plans to use the Ditch That Textbook blog to focus on a few specific areas — teaching with less dependency on textbooks, using educational technology, thinking outside the box, and encouraging new teachers. Reach him at email@example.com.