Link to the archive of social media learning by Tri-Association Keynote: Douglas Fisher Study skills that work First, don't make study skills a separate class! repeated reading When students read the material more than once, learning improves. They won't do it automatically on a test like the SAT unless they are practicing it all year … Continue reading #TriConf17: Day 5 Keynote
Session description here. Day 1 We started the session by talking about 16 Habits of Mind and reflecting a bit on ourselves and our students as learners. Purpose and Pedagogy When thinking about pedagogy, think of these three clusters: Antiquated: What to cut? Classical: What to keep? (It's not old; it's timeless!) Contemporary: What to … Continue reading #TriCon17 Preconference: Projects, Capstones, Quests
Hola! I would love to make this a bilingual post, but I am battling a head cold or some obnoxious allergies, and I want to sleep, so this will be quick and in English only. This past weekend was a long one due to Costa Rican Independence Day on September 15. There was a whole … Continue reading Tortuguero!
Hola! This weekend I went to Monteverde with my friends Brian and Pod, and I figured I should blog about it since it was something new! Big shoutout to Brian and Pod for making it an awesome weekend filled with adventure! Hola! El fin pasado fui a Monteverde con mis amigos Brian y Pod, y … Continue reading Monteverde
Hola! It's been a while, so I thought I'd catch up a bit! The last time I wrote was after my cooking class in Guatemala, and since then I am back into the full swing of things at home and work this semester. There are less than two months left before IB exams (seniors are … Continue reading Qué lindo es este país
18 Diciembre 2015 So, I've been talking about this Gringolandia post for a while, and now that almost everyone from Gringolandia has gone home for the holidays, I can finally sit down and write it! (Actually now it's 23 Diciembre, and I'm just finishing up this post.) What is Gringolandia, you ask? Well, when I first learned … Continue reading A Love Letter to Gringolandia
15 Noviembre 2015 ¡Buenas! It was so weird typing the date and realizing that it's November 15, and I got a bit of a sunburn today. I'm still getting used to the fact that the weather here will just always be pretty amazing. But anyway, that's besides the point. I still want to write my … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men…