Educator Spotlight: When you are in the summer you miss the cold, when you are in the winter you miss the sun.

Bloggers Introduction: Mr. Michael Podlesney is my wonderful biology teacher at the Downingtown Stem Academy, a high school in the Downingtown Area School District near Philadelphia. Mr.P, as we call him, teaches us through interactive learning and discussion, which has really made his class feel like a hangout over a lecture. To honor this, here... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon!

I just had the most inspiring interview with a community leader, who is the head of a COVID-19 response team in Mysore, India. He has made a significant difference to the lives of the people living there, and his story is truly inspiring. Look out on my blog for this post. It is coming soon!

The Rubik’s Cube vs a Pandemic

I love the Rubik's cube. Something about its twisty, tied up mystery and the shiny colors always seemed to appeal to me. In the fourth grade, I found the puzzle lying around in my basement, scrambled and waiting to be turned, waiting to be solved. I became obsessed. I would take it to school, to... Continue Reading →

Educator Spotlight: A Quarantine Journey

Mrs. Kroboth was my English teacher in middle school and is my high school debate coach. After moving to Pennsylvania and encountering a tough 6th grade year, Mrs.Kroboth was my anchor of support. Her class extended past the course material and onto valuable life lessons that I will never forget. Whenever I walked into her... Continue Reading →

To re-open or not to re-open

Chaos in the News. Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing safe and well. Re-openings, re-openings, re-openings - the chant that's constantly ringing across the globe. The world went into lockdown to save humanity from the virus, but at some point this lockdown needs to end. While we hide from the virus, other issues... Continue Reading →

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Asynchronous Learning

The Coronavirus lockdown/stay at home order changed a lot of things and how we learn/teach is certainly one of them. Being forced into an online model of schooling, we were faced with attending classes or gathering class information online. Online learning can be either Synchronous or Asynchronous. While online Synchronous learning happens in real-time, online... Continue Reading →

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