Book Reads | Teaching and Learning

Talking to Colleagues about Talking to Strangers

My daughter Alex gets a quirky partial smile on her face when she’s highly anxious or nervous. I worried that this would work against her when she was in Navy Boot Camp. Today’s blog explains why… When Mike Lawrence invited me to his next #HookEd virtual book club talk, I jumped at the opportunity. The […]

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Leadership

Boxes Aren’t For Thinking

How do you innovate from inside the box? “Think outside the box” is probably one of the most overused statements. No matter what the situation, or problem, inevitably someone will say, “We need to think outside the box.” The problem with thinking outside the box is that leadership often wants to create a box to […]

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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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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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