Tried a new project this year to close out our fractions unit. I talk about how I set it up, how it went, and feedback from students on what worked and didn’t. It involved finding fractions in recipes and converting them up to 3 1/2 times the amount of ingredients for a big family gathering … More Entry 27 – 6th Grade Fractions Project
A few weeks ago, we did Project Week. I’ve written about this in the past and I made a video for this year’s projects. Each year at Headwaters School, students get a chance to take a week off of regular classes to explore an interest of their choice. Here’s what students explored in 2017. Headwaters … More Entry 26 – Project Week 2017
I recently finished reading Tim Ferriss’ Tools of Titans. Ferriss is known for a lot (books, podcasts, investing, etc) but what I appreciate most about him is that he’s mastered the art of learning things in record time. He even spoke at the SXSW Education conference this year. I’ll admit that I’ve drank Tim Ferriss kool-aid; listen to … More Which Tools of Titans I Plan To Use
Been a busy couple weeks since spring break and I haven’t been posting! Last week we had our big project week presentations which I’ll be showing the video for soon. This week I used the drone for the first time in math class. Video for that also coming soon. For now, here is how I … More Spring Break in San Diego
Haven’t updated in a couple of weeks. Had a half week two weeks ago with student-led conferences in the latter half, then last week was Project Week. While Project Week is primarily for students, I like to take the week to create my own project as well. This year I wanted to create something that … More My Project Week 2017 – Creating ‘My Filmmaking History’ Short Film
I recently reached the 1k subscriber milestone! Super exciting and just wanted to say thanks to all who watch my content 🙂 I thought this would be a great time to do an office tour video. I really enjoy seeing where and how others work so thought I’d share my little space with you all. … More My Filmmaking / Voiceover Studio Tour (And 1,000 Subscribers)!
This week’s reflection prompt: Do you think we give too much homework as a school or not enough? As I was preparing to write this reflection, I did some research on Alfie Kohn’s homework ideas and theories. If you’re not aware, Kohn is probably the lead voice in criticizing most homework practices and stating their … More Entry 25 – The Homework Debate