Monthly Archives: October 2011

Digital Storytelling via VoiceThread

Living in Indonesia never gets boring. Whether it’s the violent rainstorms pummeling us on mountain bike rides, surfing rogue waves on rickety boats across deep ocean chasms between Lombok and Bali, or discovering wild creature lurking outside your doorstep, there … Continue reading

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Biking in Borneo: a rite of passage

Here is an article I wrote that was published in International School Services NewLinks. This article was referenced in a previous post, Geocaching: The Salok Api Ride. Biking in Borneo: a rite of passage “How much further until we reach the beach, … Continue reading

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Geocaching: the Salok Api Ride

Time to clean up the bikes and upload the data! We just returned from the geocache bike ride that I helped organize and lead with grade 5 and 6 students in Salok Api, located north of Balikpapan, Indonesia (on the … Continue reading

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Schools Don’t Teach. People Do

A few years back, while living and working in Cambodia, I met a young, motivated woman who founded an non-governmental organization to improve the lives of rural Cambodians. Her name is Daniela Rubi Papi, she is the founder of PEPY Rides, … Continue reading

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Vocabulary-Building Poems

The dynamic duo of Michael Salinger and Sara Holbrook, slam poets, authors, writing coaches extraordinaire, shared at the EARCOS Conference how to build a strong, bolder vocabulary using poetry. The lesson below was taken from Michael and Sara’s recently published … Continue reading

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Infographic Experiential Model

Aristolte once said: “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” Leading students in experiential activities is what I love doing. Asking them to tap into own strengths and discover their … Continue reading

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Reading Response Letter

I am getting ready to wrap up my students’ independent reading study. Students have been asked to write me a Response Letter reflecting about their most recently read book. The purpose of Response Letter is to: 1) Capture the students’ … Continue reading

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Visuals Boost Brain Power

Understanding how the brain works will make us better parents, teachers, students, and leaders. Get the rules, the Brain Rules by John Medina. Medina points out in Rule #10 that vision aces over all other senses. “We are incredible at … Continue reading

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