About

When facts are cheap, you’re as smart as you are curious.

Thanks for being curious about me.

I am a high school English teacher and K-12 Technology Integration Specialist with a passion for learning and creating. Curiosity is important to me, and I’m continually swimming in a stream of information; digital, experiential, and social. The purpose of this site is for me to pull meaning out of this stream. My hope is that the meaning I find may have some benefit to others.

I am an expert at nothing.

The Constructivist learning theory resonates with me, and believe that in order to truly learn something, a person must create meaning for themselves. This blog will help me improve at that, model it for my students, and provide a way for me to grow personally and professionally.

I enjoy being alive and being human. Specifically, I really like;

  • Journalism and the Mass Media
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Engagement
  • Constructivism and Constructionism
  • Integrating and embedding technology in curriculum
  • Communication Arts
  • Literature and Writing
  • Reaching at-risk learners
  • Open Source
  • Video Gaming and learning through play
  • Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Web Design
  • Print Design
  • Photography
  • Science – especially physics and astronomy
  • Nature and the natural world
  • Psychology
  • Religions and theology

I am an INTJ personality who is Concrete Random.

I have been a teacher for 10 years. I have a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. My greatest source of joy is my role as a husband and a father to two young sons.

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    Where do you teach?  You’re approach might fit our daughter’s learning style well.  She’ll be applying to h.s next year