Monthly Archives: August 2010

Week Three: Social/Emotional

August 30, 2010 at 4:32 pm, by

On August 17th, i lead an “awareness” exercise with the intent to initiate teachers and staff to be aware of what they bring into the classroom. i read questions out loud for teachers and staff to ponder. We then did … Continue reading

Week Two: Circles

August 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm, by

On August 12th,  i lead Circle and a guided imagery meditation session with my cohorts. i was inspired to lead a circle after we had someone come in the week prior to lead Circle.  Initially upon my decision to lead … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Paint!

August 24, 2010 at 3:56 am, by

Today was dedicated to GCE beautification. We moved computers, desks, chairs, overhead projectors, loads of power cords and a few filthy file cabinets. We cleaned cobwebs from window corners and brushed off dusty books. Here is what one of the classrooms looked like before we started taping and painting: Using nearly three roles of blue [...]


August 16, 2010 at 12:19 am, by

circles from GCE on Vimeo. Circles Sources: PITTELLA-LEITE, Carlos (2007) The Target. Los Angeles, CA. DA VINCI (1487) The Vitruvian Man. Venice: Gallerie dell’Accademia. WALDEMIR (2010) Balance Mandala. Rio de Contas: Paraíso das Mandalas. FOWLER, Annalise (2010) Gertrude Stein Selections from Tender Buttons MATISSE, Henri (1909) La danse. New York: Museum of Modern Art. PEREZ, Read More…

“No man is an island”

August 15, 2010 at 11:07 am, by

Working on defining terms, I feel that words carry both potentials & limitations: I feel in a game of expanding and blocking: – Why to expand? – To provide an improvisation space. – Why to block? – To guide the jamming. Music might be indeed a fit metaphor: we need both scales & intuition to Read More…

Australia’s National School Curriculum

August 11, 2010 at 1:49 am, by

Australia is currently implementing its first “national school curriculum” and Asian studies is at the heart of it. In this podcast elementary school kids in Sydney are learning how to speak Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Why?
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Tweet? Hoot?

August 10, 2010 at 3:00 am, by

Today I learned just how little I know about technology. Email, Facebook, Basecamp, Dropbox–ok, no problem. Twitter, HootSuite, PingFm, Foursquare…um…huh?  It was both exciting and a bit mind-numbing being introduced to so many technology platforms. Somewhere between creating a Foursquare login and “retweeting” to a Twitter post, I felt a strong nostalgic pull for the [...]

My Role at GCE

August 9, 2010 at 10:12 pm, by

GOALS and OBJECTIVES: Provide counseling, instruction, and mentoring for those struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning. Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication and social … Continue reading

Haiku from GCE Day 3

August 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm, by

The Integrated Curriculum Haiku from GCE on Vimeo.


August 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm, by

Who are you?- This was the guiding question the GCE staff started our first PD session with. We then moved on to discuss project-based learning, inquiry-based learning, habits of mind, the ideal GCE graduate, and what seemed like a thousand other things a team of educators need to consider when building a school from the [...]