man sitting alone on concrete bench
Educational Technology | Teaching and Learning

How May I Be of Service

As some of you know, I took a career break this summer. My first break from working since I was 14 1/2 years old. It was both terrifying and exhilarating. One of the by-products of that break was being able to connect with people I previously felt too busy to connect with, and provide them […]

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Design Thinking | Personalization of Learning

Teens Doing Whatever It Takes to Draw Attention to Human Trafficking

Yesterday I watched as teens came together to use their design thinking and entrepreneurial skills to tackle the subject of human trafficking, which is prevalent in San Diego. They came up with innovative ideas to increase awareness and inspire action. The day kicked off with a motivational talk by WIT Founder, Sarah Hernholm. She stressed […]

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A girl playing field hockey, mid swing on the ball.
Leadership

Who’s Playing?

A big reason why good athletes do well is because they don’t care what the sports blogs say, or what you said about them on Twitter. They’re playing, you’re in the “seats” – And they understand that. That’s the same mindset I have about other people’s opinions: I’m playing. What, you’re going to say that […]

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Educational Technology | Teaching and Learning

Got Consent? These Kinders Do!

When Sandy invited me into her kindergarten classroom to co-teach an iPad lesson, I thought it’d be a fun opportunity to not only visit a friend, but to engage with some littles. Let me just start by saying, I could never teach kindergarten. Kinder teachers have such a unique job – they are not only […]

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Career Pathways

Girls Deserve More than a Hashtag if We Want Them in STEM Fields

I’m still amazed that it’s been 50 years since man landed on the moon. I love watching old footage of Apollo 11’s mission, and reading about the innovations that have come as a result of that mission. Lately, I’ve been reading a lot about the role women played, not only this mission, but in a […]

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Leadership

From No to What If

Being part of the Top Tech Exec winner’s circle has introduced me to so many innovative executives. I’m always inspired after our times together. Last night, a group of us were invited to watch the Padres battle the Dodgers from within the Cox suite. Fun time, good food, great convos. Every time I see this […]

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