# Monthly Archives: July 2011

## The Sound of Math

July 30, 2011 at 11:14 pm, by

“Numbers rule the Universe.” ~Pythagoras pi = 3.14159265 Are you hungry for some apple pie? Possibly some pumpkin pie? I can’t lie, I have no pie. But, I rather talk about pi. This pi, you observe every day.  It’s a math constant whose value is the ratio of any circles diameter. Sounds cool? Better yet, Read More…

## The Sound of Math

July 30, 2011 at 11:14 pm, by

“Numbers rule the Universe.” ~Pythagoras pi = 3.14159265 Are you hungry for some apple pie? Possibly some pumpkin pie? I can’t lie, I have no pie. But, I rather talk about pi. This pi, you observe every day.  It’s a … Continue reading

## Unlearning what you have learned

July 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm, by

One interesting challenge of planning an inquiry based learning environment, is to unlearn what I learned. I must step back and put aside my knowledge and understanding. Education taught me one view of learning. I must be a master learner to facilitate open learning.   “You must unlearn what you have learned”-Yoda

## 1st Stage of Drafting

July 22, 2011 at 7:53 pm, by

I’m very excited to start the early stages of curriculum planning. After some brain busting and mind blowing discussions, we have given basic guidelines to follow for our lesson plans. As the foundation of our courses, we must provide guiding … Continue reading

## Picasso Bulls Exercise

July 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm, by

The staff at GCE conducted a Picasso bull exercise. We spent time on each bull exploring the meaning of the bull. We asked questions like “What are the essential components of a bull?”. I have provided my comments/insights below on … Continue reading

## Neuroscience of Learning

July 22, 2011 at 4:31 pm, by

The Neuroscience of Learning workshop enriched and enlightened my perspective of teaching. Dr. Prasad provided us information on why, what, where and how our brain functions in a learning process. By meticulously examining the brain, we can understand how certain learning disabilities (ADHD, Autism, etc.) handicap reasoning. More importantly, we learned techniques to help Read More…

## Day 1: Attitude of Gratitude

July 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm, by

I’m overwhelmed and thankful to be here at GCE. I’m privileged to work with this amazing staff to plan, participate and create ideas for curriculum this summer. It’s an honor to know that my work here can potentially impact lives, and by helping students discover their talents and goals. I look forward to be “master Read More…

## Hello world!

July 21, 2011 at 6:20 pm, by

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## The Beginning

July 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm, by

This entry marks the beginning of my blog.  I am so excited to start sharing my experiences and learning online with the world.  It has been a fun and exciting first two weeks brainstorming with the staff at GCE.  I am grateful and honored to be a member of the staff and am open and Read More…

## Curriculum Sketching Extravaganza

July 15, 2011 at 5:06 pm, by

OMG! I am bursting with excitement about the inspiring curriculum that GCE staff are generating each and every day. Not surprisingly, each of our work sessions exponentially increases my respect for the incredible individuals collaborating to bring this curriculum to life. This afternoon, we presented curriculum sketches to one another. Somehow, each staff member managed Read More…