Past President of the California School Library Association. Member of the CA State Library Services Board. National Board Certified Teacher Librarian @ Petaluma High School [Petaluma, CA].
Early last year I had the serendipitous opportunity to read a fabulous new [to me] book called: A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger. I say serendipitous because while I was looking… Read More ›
The changing role of the school environment—where students have access to tech all day long and inquiry assignments set each student or student group on their own learning trajectory—means that educators need to re-think how and where we work with… Read More ›
If you’ve spent any time in front of the television lately, you’ve probably seen the MasterCard [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNjYn6k7vMA] commercial exhorting parents to take “one more day” of vacation. Apparently, “400 million vacation days go unused” by American workers. This most likely… Read More ›
A recent article in EdSource (http://edsource.org/2015/classroom-coaches-critical-as-teachers-shift-to-common-core/) noted an increase in coaches in California school districts to assist with the demands of implementing the Common Core State Standards. One school mentioned in the article, Oakland Technical High School, appears to have… Read More ›