8 Jun, 2017
by Jake
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The Beginnings of a Book…

I wanted to write a book about my experience teaching at the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry.   I can expertly facilitate inquiry based learning.  I just like entrepreneurial learning more and I have decided to re-focus my writing efforts … Continue reading

8 Jun, 2017
by Jake
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The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry – Finale

This will be my last year teaching at the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry.  It has been quite the ride.  I have learned so much.  I have consciously tried to improve 1% everyday. That compounds to 3800% per year. … Continue reading

27 Oct, 2016
by Jake
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PSII and VYPC paddling collaboration…

One of the learners at the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII) is a national paddling champion. His club, VYPC (Victoria Youth Paddling Club) is a 15 minute walk from the school. He has demonstrated excellent entrepreneurial skills hurdling … Continue reading

25 Oct, 2016
by Jake
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Writing on Medium

I have decided that I must write more frequently about my experiences in education, entrepreneurship, and the performing arts. I have begun to make it happen on Medium.  It is a fabulous platform for writing that I highly recommend (whereas this … Continue reading

24 Jun, 2016
by Jake
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Another year developing entrepreneurship, startups, and freelancers in high school…

It has been another intense year of learning how to make innovative products, develop entrepreneurial processes,  how to work as startups, and understand the importance of leadership. Last year, the small engineering team built the cubes for VIATEC.  By the … Continue reading

24 Nov, 2015
by Jake
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Island Circus Space’s first workshop was a success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first workshop.  We had so much fun teaching aerials, hand to hand, acrobatics and juggling.  Victoria has some dedicated circus artists.  Everyone is stoked to get something going on a regular basis. … Continue reading

12 Oct, 2015
by Jake
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School as Incubator

Nothing fascinates me more than developing talent.  At the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII), I help to co-create and facilitate people’s passions.  It is so rewarding. I am able to connect dots for our learners and get them … Continue reading

29 Jun, 2015
by Jake
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Developing a Startup in High School – My Year as Scrummaster, Manager and Impressario

Developing a startup is a monumental task. I cannot think of a more relevant learning experience for the age we live in. It sure feels good to ship a piece of hardware that will be used for years to come. … Continue reading