Social Media and Your Career

Ms. Rachael Brown, University Outreach Director from SHPE Puget Sound gave a special workshop on leveraging social media.  The workshop also discuss the dos and don’ts of posting on social media. 6 more words

Professional Development

Reflecting on Reflection

“Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.”
– Attributed to Peter Drucker

Recently, I had the opportunity to take part in a Ph.D. 535 more words


Gamification and Assessment


The research topic area that will be addressed is the impact of gamification on assessment results. In the reading that I have completed there is much evidence of improved engagement and motivation when game based learning and gamification are utilised in the classroom. 1,850 more words

Criterion 4

Setting up a Student Leadership Program

I this blog finds everyone well. It has been a busy month and a half since my last post. I am going to make a more conscious effort of posting regularly (hopefully every 1 – 2 weeks). 588 more words


Mario Chávez, diplomate translator, at your service

I recently attended two conferences. One in Minneapolis, MN, on the design of medical devices, and a tradeshow in Cleveland, OH, for the 2016 Ceramics Expo. 1,079 more words


My First ALA Election

I ran in my first American Library Association (ALA) election this year, for the position of New Members Round Table (NMRT) Treasurer-elect. Results were announced on Friday, and I’m happy to report that I won! 122 more words


New teachers need help, not hurdles

When I started teaching at Mounds View High School in 1997, I was about as well prepared as a new teacher can be.

I was already eight years out of undergrad, with five years experience in journalism, three years in other schools and a little life experience. 439 more words

Front Lines