Monthly Archives: August 2010

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 […]


August 5, 2010 at 7:53 pm, by

Hola! I wanted to start sharing this quote with all of you that are out there living in this world…  “This is the Magic of Travel – Any travel …  You leave your home, secure in your own knowledge and identity… and then, the world and all of its richness intervenes. You meet people you couldn’t invent. Read More…

GCE Story and Searching for Students

August 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm, by

Greetings! I’m glad you are interested in GCE and digging into the site a bit deeper to get to know us. The first four days together as a team have been brimming with energy, ideas and solid strategizing. A huge adavntage to GCE’s model is allowing arenas for collective wisdom of the whole team when planning infrastructures. Read More…


August 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm, by

Welcome GCE Community members and visitors.  My blog tells the story of building GCE.  Some days are great; others are more difficult.  I’m always available to discuss the process in general or an incident/idea in particular. Please explore GCE Voices — our main blog — as well as the blogs of our teachers and our Read More…

Brick by Brick: impressions from GCE Day 2

August 4, 2010 at 6:21 pm, by

Recently I visited a house in Brazil totally made by fragments; the ‘Flower House’: all its fragments compose flower-mandala images, hence its name. Started in 1923 with a single broken piece of brick, it grew fragment by fragment, into a house. It took 70 years to become itself. The builder, a single Homo sapiens, said Read More…

Growing a forest: impressions from GCE Day 1

August 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm, by

GCE Training Day 1 from GCE on Vimeo.

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August 3, 2010 at 1:46 am, by

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