Testing the Prototype!!!!

The 29th to the 2nd was the final week of career study. It was also the week that I was finally able to test our prototype!!!!! Arriving at this step in the design process was a little surreal after this school year long curiosity journey. I tested the Curiosity Box prototype with four 7th grade … Continue reading Testing the Prototype!!!!

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Reflecting on a Crucial Part of Growth: Failure

I wrote the following blogpost right at the end of career study after proposing yet another lesson plan that was confusing and did not meet all of the objectives of what my career study teacher needed to be taught. As we are nearing the end of this school year and the formal “in school” end … Continue reading Reflecting on a Crucial Part of Growth: Failure

Storytelling in Teaching: People Love What Other People Are Passionate About

In this first week of career study, I have been thinking a lot about storytelling. Some of the best teachers I have ever had were so impactful because they knew how to spin a good story. Sometimes it might seem that storytelling in teaching might only lend itself to subjects like history or english. However, … Continue reading Storytelling in Teaching: People Love What Other People Are Passionate About

First Experiences on Career Study

At the end of the year during senior year of high school, our school does a program called Career Study. In the last three to four weeks of school, the Seniors will go on an internship, shadowing and working with someone in a field that interests them. In these past couple of days, we’ve had … Continue reading First Experiences on Career Study

Design, Education, and National Poetry Month

One of my favorite times of the whole year is April. Not only is this the start of spring when new life emerges, flowers begin to blossom in the most unexpected places, and just the air itself seems sweeter, but it is also National Poetry Month. Mr. Heidt recently lent us his book How To … Continue reading Design, Education, and National Poetry Month

Teacher Interview #5

Can you tell us about your experiences as a student? In retrospect, seems uneventful. At this point, don’t have any lasting memories. Things seem very similar. Buildings were similar. Didn’t have same kind of technology. Without it, it was a slower process. Way more labor intensive to write a paper for example. History has changed … Continue reading Teacher Interview #5

Teacher Interview #4

Can you tell us about why you wanted to become a teacher? Give back to society. Hopefully make a difference in improving things, educating people. Also had really good teachers, especially social studies teachers who were excited about what they were teaching. I value education, I think society should value education. I wanted to be … Continue reading Teacher Interview #4