The Average GPA of Millionaires

Jul 09, 2017 Comments Off on The Average GPA of Millionaires by

Students with high GPA comply with a system and not necessarily changes the system.  They are really good at playing the game of school.  Millionaires with low GPA have to work a little harder to attain an acceptable GPA.  As a result, they develop grit.  In the meantime, they might break some rules to fit […]

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FEELING EMPOWERED

Jul 08, 2017 Comments Off on FEELING EMPOWERED by

Shifting the paradigm from “sage on the stage” to the “guide on the side” brings up a lot of uncertainty in education.  It’s hard to see how this shift plays out especially if we have been taught where our teachers direct instruction.   Though I’ve seen and have experienced this shift in my years of […]

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I Am The Hero Of My Learning Adventure

Jul 04, 2017 Comments Off on I Am The Hero Of My Learning Adventure by

One of my favorite quotes is J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan. What if school was more than just homework, classwork, and listening  . . . what if learning was an adventure.  Some people might disagree with me due to how they were schooled.  But why not? Every child that sits in your classroom has […]

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Running On My Leadership Shoes

Jul 02, 2017 Comments Off on Running On My Leadership Shoes

This year being my 12th year in teaching has brought me many treasures from mistakes and aha moments.  I was very fortunate enough to have survived my first 5 years of teaching in a school that has given me many growth opportunities evolve me as the teacher that I am today.  Because of the allies […]

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It’s A Start with STEAM:Gaia

May 21, 2017 Comments Off on It’s A Start with STEAM:Gaia

It wasn’t long ago where, I had to figure out what course I wanted to design in replacement for STEAM:Spark.  It still needed to fit into this theme of college and career readiness and innovation.  It’s interesting that all the STEAM courses had a physical science theme, media science theme, computer science theme, and theatrical […]

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Game Expo 2017- The Year of Resilience, Risk Taking, and Curiousity

May 12, 2017 Comments Off on Game Expo 2017- The Year of Resilience, Risk Taking, and Curiousity

On May 11th, 2017,  our STEAM:Coding class had our Game Expo at Salesforce.  It was awesome to have 20 Salesforce employees involved in being an audience, interacting with kids, and playing their games.  It’s awesome having our kids being ask questions from Salesforce employees around inspiration, the process of creating their games, and how to […]

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Happy New Year Game

Jan 01, 2017 Comments Off on Happy New Year Game

  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I wasn’t able to go out in the cold and see real new year fireworks so I made this game to celebrate the new year.  Enjoy the game!  Let’s bring the new year in with good health, longevity, passion, and happiness. -Jacob

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Self Reflection and Goal Setting – 2015-2016

Jun 03, 2016 Comments Off on Self Reflection and Goal Setting – 2015-2016

Another school year has passed and many accomplishment and learning moments came and went.  This year has  a been a year where I’ve pushed myself in a variety of directions which had an impact on my teaching practice, relationship with students, and school culture. REVIEW OF THE YEAR Transforming Mindset I took a huge risk […]

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HawkEye Film Fest

May 19, 2016 Comments Off on HawkEye Film Fest

Our first annual Hawkeye Filmfest commenced in the Auditorium with a collection of stop motion videos from our STEAM:Theater class and music videos from our STEAM:Spark class.  Extremely proud of both classes and the efforts and grit it took for them to create high quality authentic work that demonstrates what they learned the whole year.  Below […]

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STEAM Games 2015 -2016

May 19, 2016 Comments Off on STEAM Games 2015 -2016

Just want to congratulate the STEAM:Coding class in pitching their games to Salesforce on May 13th.  Prior to leaving the classroom, there was a lot of nervous energy and last minute work. Upon entering the facilities, students signed up for their entry badge and we took the elevator to the 3rd floor where we have […]

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