A “Break the Script” Mindset

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  Chip Heath and Dan Heath in The Power of Moments define breaking the script as “defying people’s expectations of how an experience will unfold.”  Lately I’ve pondered the…

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Stop Motion Animation

Monday, March 19, 2018

The animation spark really ignited with Elmwood School’s art teacher, Bonnie Gaus.  Diving into Stop Motion head first, Mrs. Gaus and I collaborated in order to bring this…

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Blinding Me with Science

Friday, February 9, 2018
Students presenting arctic plant prototype

Walk the halls of Hopkins School and you just might find yourself immersed in scientific discovery and engineering. From students actively engaged in designing water filters in the…

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Why Edcamp?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

It was October when my colleague, Chris Basile, and I discussed the idea of bringing an edcamp experience to Elmwood School.  Although it would be mini, modified, and…

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Chromebook Clout @HopkinsSchool

Friday, November 3, 2017

With great power comes great responsibility. At Hopkins School, students and teachers are exploring their new technological superpowers while learning strategies to help them become outstanding digital citizens….

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Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.

Monday, May 1, 2017

“How do you shine?” is too often a question left unanswered, and a question that’s too important not to ask.  For even our youngest students, we can blend learning…

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HPS STEAM: A Call for Expertise

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Making a Video Game “Score” with Design Thinking

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Students in Ms. Barkin’s music class are conquering creativity and collecting coins as they compose scores to select Super Mario World levels. The month-long endeavor, which blends instruments…

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Rising to the Design Challenge

Friday, February 17, 2017

Picture a group of individuals gathered around a table trying to solve a problem under a tight deadline while using limited resources. Sound familiar? How did your envisioned…

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Self-directed Learning: It’s Elementary!

Friday, December 16, 2016

How can technology redefine the student-teacher relationship? In the typical mind’s eye, students are seen taking the lead from teachers. A transition occurs between subjects. Teachers give students…

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