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Beware of the zombies, prepare for the robots – The Race to Keep Modern Education System Relevant”

This my remix to George Washington’s Farewell Address after fourteen years of service as a teacher.   Thank you to my fellow in-person and online educators for helping me perfect … Continue reading

September 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

A New Journey Begins

  Today will break my streak of 31 straight years (17 years of my schooling, and 14 teaching) of experiencing the exhilarating rush of the first day of school.  Now, … Continue reading

June 13, 2019

​Thanks for the recognition Abu Dhabi!

Cultivating a culture of reading is crucial to building and sustaining an innovation based, 21st century economy.  Therefore, concerted efforts must take place to ensure that students are encourage to … Continue reading

May 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Governor Kasich’s Idea: Making teachers go back to work!

I came across this news from a teachers’ group on my Facebook.  SOOO many teachers on the group hated this idea.  I actually love it.  There is a large disconnect … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Failing Schools Need More Historians and Economists at the Helm

The Harvard Business Review published a research study done in the UK suggests that there are five types of school leaders – and one is the most successful yet underappreciated.  … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Many thanks to my old school district – Austin ISD!

      It was great fun to perform my presentation, “Digital Expressions of Hip Hop Historians”. My August 4 presentation for the Austin ISD Social Studies department revolved around … Continue reading

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thank you for your time Cal Poly Pomona

At the Dubai Radisson Blu Hotel, I had the absolute privilege to speak to a class of Cal Poly Pomona university students who came to the Emirates to learn about … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · Leave a comment