My wife Sharon and I are both teachers. Sharon currently teaches 3rd grade in a public school and I teach K-8th grade innovation & technology integration We cumulatively have 34 years of teaching experience! We also a popular podcast called the Teaching Bites Show. You can find us on iTunes, Google Music Play and Stitcher! We share bite-sized tips, news, ideas and interview everyday teachers to help you in your teaching. Check us and thank you for stopping by!
We believe in student-centered learning where we serve as the facilitator. Collaboration, critical thinking and creativity are of utmost importance to prepare our students for the future. "The children will come to us untaught, and leave us half-taught. We sketch a plan, but never see the crowning of the edifice. So we must remember that it is better to begin a great work than to finish a small one . . . The work in the rough . . . may look ugly and yet be full of promise . . . A piece of finished insignificance is no true success . . . Our education is not meant to turn the children out small and finished, but seriously begun on a wide basis." -Janet Erskine Stuart, 1899
STEM/STEAM Director of Take 1 Academy ATLIS 2016 Co-Presenter with Leigh Northrup (Cannon School) Atlanta, GA Leading Cultural Change From Within Your Makerspace ATLIS 2015 Presenter San Francisco, CA Deep dive on creating and running an innovation makerspace with Krista Inchausti ATLIS 2015 Online Webinar Presenter on the transformation of the computer lab into a flexible innovation learning space Summer Creativity Institute 2016 Presenter at the Brandeis School, San Francisco Presenter on Innovative Mindset Design & Maker Class Colloquium by California Teacher Development Collaborative 2016 Presenter on the creation of school makerspaces Windward School Los Angeles, CA Lego Robotics Coach 2012, 2013 for Convent & Stuart Hall, San Francisco EdREV 2014 AT&T Park on Robotics and Assistive Technologies EdREV 2015 AT&T Park on Robotics iTEACH 2014 at San Domenico School, CA iTEACH 2016 at San Domenico School, CA ISTE San Diego (poster session 2006 Dave McSpadden’s Renaissance) 2006, 2012 ISTE Philly Poster session – learning diff boys/girls 2005 ISTE San Diego 2007 Poster Session - Lego Robotics
Fred has a Master's in Teaching and Sharon has a Master's of Science in Instructional Leadership.
Check out our Teaching Bites Show podcast! We feature teachers like you who are doing amazing things. They share their failures and successes in their teacher journey. Topics include Curriculum design, Innovation, STEM/STEAM, Design Thinking, Technology, Classroom Management, Parent Communication, Becoming a TpT Seller, and so much more! You can find us on Apple Podcasts in iTunes, Google Play Music and other podcast directories!
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