The Power of Sharing Your Story

Story, one of the most significant and most profound words in our culture today. Story is everywhere—our neighborhood, our city, our...

Story

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.” – Robert McKee, professor Story is everywhere. From Twitter feeds to...

#ADE2017

To grow, I believe one needs to take risks. I recently pushed myself out there and applied to be an Apple Distinguished Educator. To do...

Foundations for “Re”

For the past several months, I’ve had the privilege of being part of an amazing team of innovative educators who are in the process of...

The Recess Report #28daysofwriting

I’m passionate about teaching students to tell story. Not just story in terms of “once upon a time” but more about the stories that are...

A Sound Exploration

Today I facilitated three breakout sessions with Studio Two (second grade) on sound and circuits using the MaKey MaKey and the online...

The Workshop Model Redesigned

I’ve been thinking about the workshop model in light of today’s learner, specifically the self-directed learner in a personalized...

Every Person Inspired to Create

“They say” that hindsight is 20/20. We are suddenly in the know because we have moved forward, and we have had time to reflect and...

Research as a Creative Process

Our learning journey began last September when my students expressed interest in researching a topic of their choice. As I thought...

Teaching Creativity

“Every individual has latent artistry, and if we guide this potential well, we can spark creative engagement in any subject area.” – Eric...

Video Storytelling Revisited

About ten years ago, I received my Master’s of Communications, with an emphasis in digital media. I remember the first video story I...

First Week Reflections

It is amazing to me how much I can learn in one week. I teach in a school where more than 50 percent of the students do not have any sort...

Almost 1:1, A Chromebook Classroom

I’m a Mac snob. I admit it. For over 25 years, I’ve had a love affair with my Apple devices. I remember navigating the platform in...

T.R.A.N.S.F.O.R.M.

Today I read about nextgen schools and deeper learning. Fascinating, interesting, and transformative. I love thinking about...

30,000 Feet and Descending

I’ve spent the last year circling the atmosphere/stratosphere/troposphere/whatever sphere surveying the wide, wide world of education and...