Category Archives: Education Conversation

Wee Weekend in Scotland

I spent the past weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland and had a fantastic time! I took my mom as a present for her 65th birthday and it just so happened that the trip took place over Mother´s Day weekend, so that

Wee Weekend in Scotland

I spent the past weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland and had a fantastic time! I took my mom as a present for her 65th birthday and it just so happened that the trip took place over Mother´s Day weekend, so that

My Top 5 EdTech Predictions for 2016

I predict (or at least hope) that these trends will reach more K-12 schools in 2016. I want students around the world to interact with the newest technologies and think of innovative ways to use them. Trend 1: Virtual Reality

My Top 5 EdTech Predictions for 2016

I predict (or at least hope) that these trends will reach more K-12 schools in 2016. I want students around the world to interact with the newest technologies and think of innovative ways to use them. Trend 1: Virtual Reality

Why I Want my Students to Write on Medium

I want my students to be readers and writers. Essentially, I want them to be communicators. That sounds simple, but it is actually quite complex,especially once you try incorporating the nuances of the world in which we live. This isn´t

Why I Want my Students to Write on Medium

I want my students to be readers and writers. Essentially, I want them to be communicators. That sounds simple, but it is actually quite complex,especially once you try incorporating the nuances of the world in which we live. This isn´t

I am in Bogota and I am a Narcissist

A quick Google search for the term narcissist turns up an article called How to Spot a Narcissist. The first line is: At the core of extreme narcissism is egotistical preoccupation with self, personal preferences, aspirations, needs, success, and how

I am in Bogota and I am a Narcissist

A quick Google search for the term narcissist turns up an article called How to Spot a Narcissist. The first line is: At the core of extreme narcissism is egotistical preoccupation with self, personal preferences, aspirations, needs, success, and how

Hip Hop Workshops

Last week our school was very lucky to have Gus Gauntlett come to do a week of workshops with our students. I had Gus work with each of my classes during one 50 minute period. The students were hesitant to

Hip Hop Workshops

Last week our school was very lucky to have Gus Gauntlett come to do a week of workshops with our students. I had Gus work with each of my classes during one 50 minute period. The students were hesitant to

To This Day Project – Spoken Word Poem on Bullying

It is sad and beautiful that work like this exists. It is sad that bullying has continued and worsened in many ways; it is beautiful that people can overcome these challenges and make beautiful art like this poem by Shane

To This Day Project – Spoken Word Poem on Bullying

It is sad and beautiful that work like this exists. It is sad that bullying has continued and worsened in many ways; it is beautiful that people can overcome these challenges and make beautiful art like this poem by Shane

Living on Animal Farm

As part of our study of Animal Farm, we have been looking at common propaganda techniques and using them to analyze political campaign ads and speeches, advertisements, and of course, Animal Farm. As part of our analysis of slogans used

Living on Animal Farm

As part of our study of Animal Farm, we have been looking at common propaganda techniques and using them to analyze political campaign ads and speeches, advertisements, and of course, Animal Farm. As part of our analysis of slogans used