Validation for a Life Lived on Principle

“There are many ways to live your life. That’s maybe the most important thing to realize about your life, that every aspect of your life is a choice. But there are default choices.… Continue reading

My Personal Mission Statement (v. 3)

My yearly ritual now is to post a revision of my personal mission statement. Each year I’m astounded by how much I’ve grown, and how much I have yet to grow. Last year,… Continue reading

My Month In Review: August 2015

I’m building the habit of reviewing my priorities, goals, roles, and performance once a month. To keep myself accountable, and to build in the open, I’ve decided to publish these monthly reviews.

5 Things First-Year Teachers Should Do Immediately

In my first year as a teacher, I was given full responsibility for ensuring that my students received an excellent science education that would set them up for future success. My in-classroom responsibilities… Continue reading

My Personal Mission Statement (v.2)

This is the second time I’ve posted my personal mission statement. The first time I did not open the post to comments, but this second time I will. While my personal mission statement… Continue reading

To the First Students I Ever Taught

Dear KIPP Academy MS Class of 2018, First, I want to say that I am proud of you. I am proud of the incredible work that you’ve done throughout the years, your grit,… Continue reading

Help! I’m a Teacher– How Do I Get Into Education Technology?

When I first started teaching fifth grade science at KIPP Academy in Houston, Texas, I had no idea that I would end up parlaying that experience into my current role as a consultant… Continue reading

Designed for Teachers: Lessons Learned from Designing the Buzzmath iPad App

Most recently, I worked with the team at Buzzmath to redesign their iPad app. It was (and continues to be) an incredible experience because the team at Buzzmath really care about teacher and… Continue reading

5 Surprising Books All Educators Should Read

The following is a list of books that have fundamentally changes the way I view education. They are not titles that will come up in a typical search of “books on education,” some… Continue reading

9 Reasons Great Teachers Make Great Leaders

In many companies, people are promoted into leadership positions because they were top-notch performers in their previous role. Being an individual performer, however, is very different from being a leader and requires a… Continue reading