Category: Teaching

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Beyond the Blocks

Confession: I honestly never imagined that Minecraft really is fun.  Even though tons of kids have told me it is.  Even though I’ve watched my own child play and just didn’t grasp what was happening.  Sure, I saw the block-headed guy, I knew his name was Steve, and I saw...

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What Inspires You?

I’m finally all moved into my office space.  If you look closely, you can see the little wood man I made when I was 6, my all time favorite Steve Jobs quote, Wizard of Oz references, bright colors, Walt Disney reference, and Sharpies. My family. All things that inspire me....

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Hope is Waiting For Us

Mundane things bore me. Documents without clipart. Rooms without color. Design without meaning. Conversations that don’t have deep meaning.  Copies and repetitive trends. Standardization strangles my brain like those tight nets around a holiday ham. Trapped, squelched, stifled. It’s not a new thing, it’s in fact something I remember very...

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Five Trade-ins It’s Time For

Five things I think it’s time to make the trade for in education… we don’t have control over what others do, but we can control what we do. So how about we make some trade ins? 1.) More trying to be a better version of yourself than trying to be...