My personal mission is to facilitate academic wellness and professional contribution. My writings serve that mission.
I’ve been working on developing leaders in generation Z for the past decade as an educator and mentor, and have just started a blog featuring the works of former students and their friends. The first post just came out, by my former student Taylor Gardner about how social media is damaging young minds. My currentContinue reading “A Generations-Aware Approach to DEI”
I have been looking at PhD programs for over 10 years now. Not to actually apply, but just because it is a hobby of mine. I was once a PhD student. My friends who did end up getting their PhD’s regret it immensely, though they did still acquire some useful skills along the way. SomeContinue reading “What if Higher Ed is the Problem?”
I’m a long-term substitute for a school district in Seattle. Between long-term jobs, I take day subbing jobs. I really love it. This year I pulled two long-term substitute teaching jobs for teachers who had taken leave due to mental health and emotional concerns and who ultimately ended up leaving the profession. I happen toContinue reading “Thinking about teachers leaving…”
There was a recent conference I attended on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at Seattle Pacific University. I really liked it and it was my favorite DEI professional development that I’ve attended in a long time. I saw presentations about translanguaging, multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), and socio-emotional learning (SEL). What I liked about SPU’sContinue reading “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”
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