Category Archives: Messy Learning

STEM Education – What Could/Should That Look Like?

As I started my new job as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) facilitator for six counties in northern Nevada not long ago, one of my first self assigned tasks has been to clarify just what being a  STEM school … Continue reading

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Being Transparent When Things Get Messy

Last week while I was at our state science and math conference down in Las Vegas, I used Google Hangout and Todaysmeet to participate in a discussion about our book “Making Connections With Blogging” with a group of teachers in … Continue reading

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Long Winded Morning

I got to spend the morning Monday in Gardnerville, Nevada, working with elementary and middle school teachers exploring wind energy.   The Carson Range in early morning light, Gardnerville, Nevada.       I was helping Lou Loftin, the Science … Continue reading

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Traveling The Oregon Trail Yet Again, And Loving It!

  I was helping my wife in her 4th grade class today installing the PVC pipe on her tables so each one becomes a covered wagon (Its been a few years now since I’ve been able to do this project … Continue reading

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“Making Connections With Blogging” Is Published!

Our new book “Making Connections With Blogging” is out. Actually the book has been out for more than a month. The “Making Connections” part of the title is really what is stressed. From the ISTE web site: “Some students find … Continue reading

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Independence Day

It’s been a tough year or so under “new” administration, and short of actually revolting, a change needed to happen and so it has. I’ve taken a new position in my school district being the Gifted and Talented specialist at … Continue reading

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New York Times: Schools For Tomorrow

I was informed recently that I am a speaker (a member of a panel) at the New York Times sponsored “Schools For Tomorrow” – Bringing Technology Into The Classroom Conference. They bill it as: “Technology is transforming how we live. … Continue reading

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Getting to Know You

Each year one of my favorite first week of school activities helps me figure out my first quarter seating arrangement while also helping students get to know one another. I’ve done this with 3rd graders through seventh graders. I don’t … Continue reading

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Turning The Corner

I’m told I’m a pretty upbeat person. I usually note the challenge in something and take it on, or deal with it as positively as I can. One of the self imposed challenges I’ve taken on gladly the last few … Continue reading

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#Nasatweetup

What if you come for a shuttle launch and the shuttle doesn’t launch? A waste of time? Hardly. My trip made people where I’m from more aware of the what school could become. Our local paper did a short article, … Continue reading

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