Reading Should Be Without Rules

About a year and half ago, I decided to start reading before I went to bed every night. I had long given up reading anything more than a magazine or a quick web article and realized I missed having some quiet, yet productive time each more »

Education: Doing Right By Our Kids

I’m going to stray from my usual theme, so be forewarned… Earlier this week, I read a short article by Walter E. Williams, a professor of economics at George Mason University, regarding educational fraud.  As many of you know, I spent seven years at K12, more »

Obesity at Disney: A Snapshot of Our World

It was 6 years ago, during my last trip to Disney,  I started to get my ass in gear and began taking care of myself. Having just gotten back a few days ago from my family’s latest trip there, it became clear to me how many people in the more »

Fake it Until You Become It

Fake it till you make it is a phrase all of us have heard before. But what if that’s not enough — What about Fake it until you BECOME it? This Tedtalk from Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy talks about power positions and Body more »

Seeing Struggle As An Opportunity

Take about 9 minutes to listen to this story about “struggle in relation to learning.” It resonated with me very much as an adult even though its focused on talking about how kids and students perceive the act of struggling.   good stuff.  

Profiled as a Global Hero In Disrupting Education

I am beyond honored to be profiled today by Anthony Salcito @Microsoft VP Worldwide #Education as a Global Hero in Education

25 Years After Disaster, Keeping the Challenger Spirit Alive

On the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, there was a collective gasp as Americans watched the space shuttle Challenger break apart just 73 seconds after it lifted off from Florida on what was supposed to be a mission of discovery and education. All seven astronauts more »

Live Webcast: Drive Customer Retention with Social Marketing

This is great exposure for me and the company I work for – K12, Inc and the out of the box thinking we did to create a successful community for our online school families using their software. Register and Attend if you can – Thursday, more »

It’s time for an Education Revolution

I am the Community Program Manager for the country’s leading online education provider, K12, Inc. They provide online education options for grades K-12 in many states and internationally via public and private schools.  Everyday I get to interact and meet the community of parents who more »

Childhood Nutrition a Serious Issue in Schools

Childhood Nutrition a Serious Issue in Schools | Fresh Healthy Vending. Childhood nutrition plays a very big role in a child’s well being physically, emotionally, mentally and socially. A child who is not properly nourished can have difficulties in focusing with his/her academic performance in more »