Confidence is an informal, popularized term to describe the intersection of self-efficacy, self-esteem, self-concept, and identity — all key constructs that affect our motivation, performance, and persistence.
We wonder why the number one career that kids aspire to is a pro-athlete… We are spotlighting the wrong super heroes, folks.
The digital learning environment is ripe for new approaches to learning. Education must change, and we need people to challenge the status quo. At a time when we need more computer scientists, technologists, and engineers, fresh approaches to learning and innovative ways of motivating students is a key imperative of our time. Code Babes is […]
About 3 million jobs are unfilled because Americans lack the basic technical skills to fill them. With many positions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics being filled by people born outside the country, the United States is stepping up its efforts and making STEM education a top priority. Review this Infographic by topeducationdegrees.org that explores the […]
Have you thanked a teacher that made a difference in your life recently? Three months ago, I had an incredible opportunity to do just that, and it seems it was just in time. This past February, one of my clients needed me to teach at a conference in Houston. Houston is only a couple of […]
High Tech High Heels is an organization that I have proudly been a part of since 2008. Every summer, this organization hosts a physics camp specifically for girls. These camps build confidence and introduce students to key principles in Advanced Placement (AP) Physics in a hands-on lab environment, all with the overarching objective of increasing […]
When in high school, I remember deciding one of my life goals was to become a U.S. Ambassador. I’d never met one, but I liked the idea of representing something I was proud of in a foreign environment. Here I am, 30, and certainly not on a path to becoming an Ambassador to my country, […]
Honored to be a guest blogger for Compass Learning out of Austin, Texas! [list3]<li>What exactly is engineering?</li> <li>What do engineers do?</li> <li>Why does the perception matter?</li>[/list3] Read my guest blog post for 3 Ideas on Improving Perceptions of Engineering.
Honored to guest blog today on BigBeacon.org: A Movement to Transform Engineering Education. Change the Conversation: Engineering Awareness in K-12. The blog discusses the lack of public understanding of engineering and the need to remedy this change in K-12. The National Academy of Engineering Changing the Conversation messages are listed as a framework, and two […]
No matter how comfortable I am sitting here at my desk overlooking the Caribbean sea, what I did not expect is how uncomfortable I would be when I leave the home I have made for myself here. Read about how I am experiencing race, gender, and class in a new way, and consider the implications for your classroom.