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Tuesday, 19 April 2016 01:48

BOOST Conference Insider's Guide

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The 2016 BOOST Conference is next week! Some of our seasoned BOOSTers have shared tips of what to do and where to go while you are in Palm Springs. If you have visited Palm Springs before, what is your tip? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter and use #boostconference2016.  …
Tuesday, 19 April 2016 01:02

Design Thinking Develops Global Citizens

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How might we encourage our students to become global leaders? How might we create agency, or a mindset of action, in 21st century kids? Our students are passive. They are used to "sitting and getting" information. Even as we talk about preparing students for the 21st century, the pressures of…
This blog was originally posted on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Out-of-School Time Blog. The Best Out-of-School Time (BOOST) Conference is coming up, and this year I'm honored to once again co-present with Bruno Marchesi, Chief Operating Officer at the Center for Collaborative Solutions. We will be discussing Local, State, and National Perspectives…
Friday, 08 April 2016 12:36

What's Trending Now?

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This past month, our iTHINKBIG.ORG school assembly team completed 50, thirty-minute interviews, with High School and Middle School students across San Diego. Participants crossed economic and racial backgrounds. The question was, "What's trending now?" This is what we found out. Hang on, the results are surprising: Favorite Music • R&B,…
As I write this blog entry, I am driving back on a large charter bus with 50 high school students, after spending the last 3 days exploring the many adventures that the great city of Chicago has to offer. A high-energy experience filled with museums, college tours, tilting over the…
Friday, 01 April 2016 12:34

Just Be

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I have written a blog weekly for the past four years, and just about everything I write involves some version of convincing us to stop judging ourselves (and each other), forgiving ourselves for our imperfections, and just allowing ourselves to be fully who we are. That's four years of saying:…
I will be teaching on Project-Based Learning (PBL) strategies, and more, at a Master Class offered during the upcoming BOOST Conference. I hope you'll join me on Thursday, April 28, from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m., for an interactive session on "Leading for Student Engagement: How to Plan and Sustain Effective Project-Based…
Friday, 25 March 2016 00:00

I Hope You Have People

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Recently, a friend and colleague posted this message that got my thoughts spinning. (Thanks Jenn for letting me share your post!) JennMarch 17 at 10:09am • Instagram • I hope that everyone has people. People who send flowers when you're having a rough week. People who will call and warn…
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