Stepping out of my comfort zone to learn global lessons in Singapore to impact education locally. Thank you Fulbright. Taking one last look at my classroom! 🌱#tour Learning #Globally to act #locally. Headed to #Singapore as a #Fulbright scholar #TOHS #Cte #ccpowell
I was recently trying to come up with new ideas of how to teach my students the precursors of the Revolutionary War. We had already labored over the long list of intolerable acts, taxation without representation, the Boston Massacre, and the famous tea party. Great stuff, but the information was flat and dry and IContinue reading “Old School Marbles & 21 Century Students”
Early Thursday morning, I rolled over in bed to silence my alarm. I checked my phone and saw I had an international text from my daughter serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa. I was hoping for reassuring information related to her safety, and the safe return of 80 school children abducted just twoContinue reading “Mass Murder, Fire, and the Power of Pictionary”
So excited to be a part of this amazing contingent of distinguished teachers from across the nation. Interacting and sharing ideas with like-minded individuals was a powerful way to move forward in my journey as I get ready to head to Singapore.
I asked my dad to record a video so I can show individuals in Singapore. He knocked it out of the park!
Bringing history to life using Green Screen technology in World History
I’ve been fortunate to have an incredible mentor; Dr. Therese Eyermann at California Lutheran University. Dr. Eyermann, a higher education professor in the education leadership department, has been a guiding force in helping me reach my goal of studying overseas. With her input and cheerleading, I applied for and was awarded a Fulbright award. Dr.Continue reading “Everybody Needs A Mentor”
With the goal of preparing students for college & career – high school students benefit from connecting academic courses with career technical education (CTE) training. Applying theory and abstract concepts to concrete activities enhances opportunities for engagement. Learning becomes experiential and for many students, this is how they practice new 21 Century skill sets. AsContinue reading “College & Career Readiness Goals for Students”
In my 17 years of teaching special education I have had the opportunity to impact many students. In those same years, there have been students who have impacted my life as well. One example is this guy, JO. He has pushed through many barriers; physical barriers, language barriers, educational obstacles, limited access, and equity barriers.Continue reading “I Work With An Ambassador”