May 30, 2018

The most obvious feature from Taliesin West that relates to the class, for me, is the use of the rocks from the surrounding desert (combined with concrete) that form the structural walls of the buildings. Wright was big into organic architecture that was contextualized by its place, and I think that speaks to me in […]

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May 30, 2018

Part 1: Worksite I visited the “Museum for Kids” on Saturday with my wife and daughter. As I was trying to connect how this glorified (and I mean it in every sense of the word – it’s amazing!) play place would line up with my problem of practice, it became obvious to me that this […]

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May 23, 2018

Week 1: Palomar Part 1: Worksite I visited Kyrene del “Palomar” this week, to shadow a student as part of my Design Initiatives team’s work with the Kyrene School District. For my time there, I followed a 7th grade student, we’ll call him Sam, and essentially participated in life as a 7th grader for the […]

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November 28, 2017

I’ve been sitting on this site for a year, not quite knowing what to do with it. Or with myself, really. So I made a few small changes. I moved across the country, left a job I loved, took on a new job I love, started a business, sold a house, bought a car, said […]

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September 19, 2016

While traveling to the University of Oklahoma for the past few days to learn about what some of my friends and colleagues are doing, I’ve come across some really cool things. One such thing, happening in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) through OU’s Center for Teaching Excellence, is eXperience Play, or XP. A “professional development program meant to introduce […]

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April 16, 2014

Edit/note | Thursday 4/17, 7:30am: After some excellent conversation,  via Twitter, I want to acknowledge that this post reflects my experience and thinking regarding use of multiple Twitter accounts, and I should have been more careful in the wording of my title – which reads as a fairly strong declaration on authentic pedagogy requiring a […]

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