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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Director of Collaborative Learning and Educational Outreach
Location Sarasota, Florida, United States
Introduction I started teaching in 1995 at an independent school in Miami, Palmer Trinity Prep. While there I taught a range of English classes and became the lead organizer for the annual Outward Bound trip for ninth graders. My next job was working directly with Outward Bound, the Peace Corps of experiential education. I learned more in those two years about teaching and learning than I had anywhere, but I missed the academic rigor of the classroom. In 2002, I moved to Salt Lake City to explore life in the West and to teach English at Rowland Hall, an independent school where I fostered a love of technology as a way to bring the world into my classes. When I returned six years later to Florida, I sought out a school that would offer a blend of rigorous academics, technology, and experiential learning. I found the Out-of-Door Academy in Sarasota, Florida. Today, I am teaching English and continuing to pursue the integration of experiential learning and technology to my teaching. I started this blog to keep track of my journey and to promote these pedagogical approaches at my school.

Never mind the turtle. Don't you think you're sure to win?

Absolutely. While I don't discount the stick-to-it-iveness of the turtle, some actual inspiration is required for the long haul and repeated attempts.