Day 84: Tanzania Part 2- Zanzibar

"Jambo!" "Hakuna Matata!" "Hello my friend!" These all announce your arrival in Tanzania's most famous island. The turquoise waters were an iridescent blue I hadn't imagined in my wildest dreams. We boarded the Azam Marine ferry at 9:30am and made the two hour voyage to Zanzibar Town on the west side. Our guidebook said to…

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Day 10: Making a Monster in Budva, Montenegro

Today was one of those 'magic' days. It started out with me taking a deep sea fishing trip in the morning off the coast of Budva, Montenegro. We didn't catch many fish, but it was enough to make into a tasty ceviche for dinner that evening. At lunch, we ate at the Astoria Beach Hotel…

Pushing the ‘Grit’ Envelope

'Grit' is everywhere in education these days. In schools around the world, teachers are advocating for a 'growth' verses 'fixed' mindset and they all have their own ideations of the above graphic that's age and subject specific. As someone who supports teachers from K-12, I've seen no other buzz word spread so readily to classrooms…

Ava’s Educational App Toolkit

I've made a career out of educational technology. Twenty years ago, there was not even job descriptions like mine. Now, with the ever cascading deluge of platforms, apps and innovation that changes as fast as the color of a banana peel, schools and organizations hire people like me that can explain technology adoption in simple…