2 Jun, 2015
by Jake
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Social Learning

I have exhausted a lot of emotional energy this year facilitating our open, social learning environment at the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (PSII).  In my opinion, it is by far and above the best thing that we do … Continue reading

7 May, 2015
by Jake
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Guest Blogger for Enstitute

I have been graciously invited to be a guest blogger for Enstitute.  As a teacher who is trying to change the education system, I am honored to be able to contribute to this innovative organization as they are trying to … Continue reading

22 Apr, 2015
by Jake
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Embroiled in creating and inventing

For a long time, I have been meaning to update the site with all of the fabulous things that are happening at the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry. I have been so embroiled in creating and inventing that I … Continue reading

29 Nov, 2014
by Jake
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To no longer be needed…

The greatest reward a teacher can receive is to no longer be needed.  The learners that I have mentored since last year have taken off.  Of course, this does not mean that I am not still part of the team, … Continue reading

13 Oct, 2014
by Jake
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Inquiry: Question/Quest

After following the education debate for numerous years on twitter and doing my utmost to effect change, I have grown tired of the conversation.  Don’t get me wrong, I am incredibly passionate about education change, I am just tired of … Continue reading

2 Jun, 2014
by Jake
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collaboration + creativity through the arts = accelerated learning

  It has been a phenomenal year of facilitating the arts at the awesome Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry.  I have learned so much – especially about making films.  We humbly began here, and within one iteration, we have … Continue reading

6 Mar, 2014
by Jake
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The Coolest Thing I Have Ever Done in School (Humble beginnings of PSII production team)

I had absolutely no idea that I would be doing this this year.  None whatsoever.  It was sparked from a bunch of wooden theatre swords that the students were just messing around with which drove me nuts.  “If we are going … Continue reading

15 Feb, 2014
by Jake
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Trapped

At The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry, we are doing everything we can to move away from an outdated education system.  Things being as they are, we need funding from the government.  That means that we have to follow … Continue reading

2 Jan, 2014
by Jake
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What I have learned starting up the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry (thus far…)

It has been a whirlwind. Starting up a school takes wicked savvy admin skills and is such a feat, it is no wonder that seldom few attempt it. We are not just trying to start any old school either, we … Continue reading