Category Archives: innovation

The Student- Hero Journey (1)

The Student- Hero Journey




I’m a fan of the book, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” by Joseph Campbell, in that it has served as a blueprint for the universal truth’s for the journey of all heroes.  Campbell examines the pattern, starting with the call to adventure, going through trial and errors, to overcoming, and achieving “the win.”  (There […]

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My Reflection on a Year of Innovation: A Public Letter to My Students




The room is empty. Today is the last day of the school year, and I’m struggling to find the words to express my emotions. Because I’ve encouraged you all to be “transparent” all year, I’ll express my final thoughts through this blog. I hope you don’t mind. I miss teaching middle school. There, the last […]

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How the ROTH-IRA Can Improve Innovation




I teach an innovation class in high school and we struggle. We struggle because that is the point of innovation- finding the balance between “cool ideas” and executing a plan, carrying out a mission, or delivering a product. We also struggle because when things get uncomfortable we find solutions. Today’s struggle was in response to an article we […]

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