Tag Archives: YIS

Leadership Day 2: Empowering Student Leaders in Middle School

You can’t make the term “project management” sound fun. Or cool. Or like anything you want to think about ever. Every consenant sounds harsh and the concept sounds like something out of The Office. So with that said, I had … Continue reading

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Sustainabilty and Inquiry: Asking Questions, Failing and Learning

My kids are failing and struggling and I’ve never been more proud of them. We are in the midst of a project and I don’t know if they are going to get done what I thought they were going to … Continue reading

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Things I know and things I don’t: 1to1 edition

This year, YIS rolled out the 1:1 MacBook program, officially called the Connected Learning Community. This is my second 1:1 experience and I thought I’d jot down a few of my thoughts about the whole thing. The term Connected Learning … Continue reading

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Learning how to be citizens in a digital world.

I live my life very aware I’m an American living in a foreign culture. I have spent much of my life living in countries different than my own and trying to figure out how they work. Some aspects of living in Japan … Continue reading

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You can’t stop the beat

There has been so much going on at YIS that I haven’t had a clue where to start blogging. Beyond Laptops conference? Digital Citizenship Week? Moving into the instructor role of COETAIL? * There have been so many sincere, intense … Continue reading

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Lessons from Cambodia

I’ve just got back from a grade 11 service trip in Cambodia* and I am in Tokyo for a few days before going to the Flat Classroom conference in Mumbai. I am still processing my nine days in rural Cambodia. … Continue reading

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