Education: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself (with apologies to United States President Franklin Roosevelt). Teachers are afraid. We panic when visitors arrive in our classroom (especially … Continue Reading →


Liberating Genius at the 2017 SJCOE Tech Summit

Thank you for coming to the Teacher Geek is Chic: Liberating Genius Session at the 2017 San Joaquin County Office of Education’s Tech Summit! It was exciting to present to … Continue Reading →


Teacher Geek is Always Chic at BLC!

What a thrill to present two sessions at the 2017 Building Learning Communities Conference! Special thanks to Alan November for organizing such a stimulating and engaging conference year after year! … Continue Reading →


CUE the Learning at the Clovis Tech Boot Camp!

What a GREAT turnout we had at Clovis Unified’s Technology Boot Camp 2017! If you were one of the many teachers who attended one of our three Microsoft Office 365 … Continue Reading →


Live from New York: Dunbar Learns What’s Next from #MicrosoftEDU

I can’t believe I have been invited to be in New York City for the big, super-secret #MicrosoftEDU Learn What’s Next Event! But no one will find out What’s Next … Continue Reading →


Gamification & Beyond: Don’t Be Afraid to Take Chances!

If we are truly committed to bringing gamification into our classrooms, let’s take chances. Let’s make mistakes. Let’s get messy If we want our students to become problem-solvers, we need … Continue Reading →


CUE Rock Star + Office 365 = Massive Creativity!

Thanks so much for joining us at “CUE Rock Star + Office 365 = Massive Creativity!” at #CUE17! We covered a wide variety of Office 365 products: Microsoft Sway Microsoft … Continue Reading →


CUE365 Rock Star @ CUE17!

Thank you for joining Teacher Geek is Chic at #CUE17 at one of the three first-ever CUE365 Rock Star sessions! Here is a PDF of the CUE365 Rock Star Poster … Continue Reading →


Innovative Teaching: Experts + Technology = Powerful Learning

California has moved from drought to deluge very quickly. Our town of Manteca was bracing for flooding, with some homes being evacuated. For my fifth graders, it was scary and confusing: how can we flood … Continue Reading →


Liberating Genius at CTA Good Teaching Conference North 2017

Thank you for joining me for my Bonus Session at The California Teachers Association Good Teaching Conference North 2017 on Liberating Genius! Click on the picture of the CTA Educator story to … Continue Reading →