A Beginner’s Mindset

Jan 03, 2018 No Comments by

Being a beginner at anything brings me back to being a student.  I miss the thought of being student in a midst of a busy life. Being in the education profession for the last 12 years, I sometimes forget what is means to be humbled, a student, and a life long learner.  I love being […]

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Courage To Resolve the Unresolved

Dec 31, 2017 No Comments by

2017 has been an awesome adventure . . . filled with gifts of opportunities to grow as educators, connect with our youth, improve ourselves as a person,  learning moments and more.  For those who I interacted with this year directly and indirectly, thank you for your gifts of love, knowledge, feedback, patience, and opportunity as […]

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Storytelling and Reflection

Dec 24, 2017 No Comments by

Reflection is a key learning process that helps student explain their process of understanding. We naturally reflect as learners. In our learning adventures, we have come to a variety of checkpoints along the way where we need to process and evaluate our current learning context. Without reflection, we subject ourselves to our own status quo. […]

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Defeat Darth Boredom EdTalk Reflection

Sep 09, 2017 Comments Off on Defeat Darth Boredom EdTalk Reflection

-The pressure was on for an EdTalk newbie like myself. I can’t see myself out there in front of a crowd of people.  12-30 people for a workshop is a manageable crowd but 300 educators . . .  Whoa!  The pressure was on for an EdTalk newbie like myself.   2 months before this happen, […]

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Eclipse Exploration

Aug 20, 2017 No Comments

As you may have known, we will be experiencing a partial eclipse this Monday in San Francisco.  What we probably haven’t noticed is that we are not going to experience a total eclipse from where we are at.  If you want to see it live, click on the following NASA link (https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive-info) We have be […]

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Cardboard Arcades with Caine

Aug 05, 2017 Comments Off on Cardboard Arcades with Caine

THE WONDERS OF CARDBOARD Looking at the Exploratorium’s theme for the season, Welcome to the Wildcard, they re-purposed cardboard to make a variety of objects. Cardboard is a wonderful material that easily gets thrown out after opening an Amazon package. I see stacks of cardboard in the back of shopping mall garbage bins wondering, “Where […]

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The Average GPA of Millionaires

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

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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Empower My Students In Learning

Jul 08, 2017 Comments Off on Empower My Students In Learning

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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Epic Learning Journey: Immerse Your Learners in an Adventure

Jul 04, 2017 Comments Off on Epic Learning Journey: Immerse Your Learners in an Adventure

WHAT IF SCHOOL WAS AN EPIC ADVENTURE? One of my favorite quotes is J.M. Barrie, author of an epic story, Peter Pan. What if school was more than just homework, classwork, and listening  . . . what if learning was an epic adventure.  Some people might disagree with me due to how they were schooled. […]

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Taking on the Leadership Role

Jul 02, 2017 Comments Off on Taking on the Leadership Role

“AS A TEACHER LEADER AND MENTOR, WHAT ADVICE WOULD I GIVE TO NEW TEACHERS?” BACK IN THE DAY My 12 years in teaching has brought many treasures from mistakes and aha moments.  I survived my first 5 years of teaching in a school that has given me many growth opportunities to transform my paradigms. It […]

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