Part 4 – Why Should Anyone Care? How 8th Graders in Virginia Are Changing the World (and Education).

Why should anyone care about this blog, or my class, or me? I haven’t done anything yet. I’m not being searched on Google. I’ve only been in education for seven years. As far as the class so what. We’ve formed a few partnerships, done a couple presentations, touched on design thinking and entrepreneurial mindsets. We’ve … Continue reading Part 4 – Why Should Anyone Care? How 8th Graders in Virginia Are Changing the World (and Education).

Part 3 – Student Voices: In Their Own Words – How 8th Graders In Virginia Are Changing the World (and Education)

  When I set out to create this class, I wanted to turn students into entrepreneurs. I wanted to give them new experiences, so that they could develop new mindsets, and create new solutions. While we have been able to accomplish these goals, even greater is the unintended consequences of these experiences.   Their worldview … Continue reading Part 3 – Student Voices: In Their Own Words – How 8th Graders In Virginia Are Changing the World (and Education)

Part 2: How Students in Virginia Are Changing the World (and Education) – How Community Support Drives Classroom Innovation

This post was written last week for @mrgabriele (the Supervisor of Learning, Development & Professional Growth for the Garnet Valley School District, as well as Senior adjunct faculty with the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Literacy Network).   It is also PART 2 of a four part series of posts titled HOW 8TH GRADERS IN VIRGINIA … Continue reading Part 2: How Students in Virginia Are Changing the World (and Education) – How Community Support Drives Classroom Innovation

Authentic Use of a MakerSpace

I couldn't be happier to have Anthony Gabriele as a guest writer on my blog this week. Enjoy! Anthony Gabriele is currently the Supervisor of Learning, Development & Professional Growth for the Garnet Valley School District, as well as Senior adjunct faculty with the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Literacy Network. Throughout his career, Anthony has … Continue reading Authentic Use of a MakerSpace

Part 1: How 8th Graders in Virginia Are Changing The World (and Education)

  My first year at a new school was great, so when it came time for an end of the year exit interview with my principal, I didn’t have much to complain about. Our school was going on a double block schedule that would provide additional minutes of support for students who failed the English … Continue reading Part 1: How 8th Graders in Virginia Are Changing The World (and Education)