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For Administrators and Parents: Tips on How to Manage A Barrage of Sales Offers (Pt 1)

In the past two weeks therer has been a flood of sales pitches and offers that may be 10 or more times what you normally experience. This post is about helping you manage the “noise”.

Working and Schooling From Home: Communication!

You may be home for another week of indefinite productivity and achievement while able to communicate withfew people face-to-face. I have worked remotely in different ways for 20 years and I have a few suggestions that I hope help.

Working or Schooling From Home: Staying Sane!

The time we are home might be a drastic change from past routines. Below are a few tips to help with your emotional well being and sanity.

Working and Studenting at Home: Tips and Tricks

If you are working from home for the first time, here are some thoughts and pitfalls that might help you avoid some of the minor pain I had at times. If you are a seasoned remote worker, maybe you will find humor below!

Schooling at Home Made Easy: Scheduling

You never planned to be a student doing your school work at home or a parent with at home schoolers and yet here you are! Consider this post and posts to come a lifeline. I am the parent of two young adults who both survived many years of schooling at home! I have also been in education as a teacher, product developer and product manager among other things for more than 3 decades. I am hoping I can help YOU:)!

A True (Reluctant) Super Hero

Neil Armstrong was not a “scientist” in the purest sense of the word. In any sense, he was and still is an under appreciated, private hero worth the significant place that he has taken in the history of our species.


Bad Lab Partners

Maybe it was “biology lab”, “chem lab” or “physical science lab” – but you remember it. For most people it was a time of angst as you would be given a project that you did not want to do that would last at least a whole period and your real goal was simple: get it done without embarrassment.


The Quadrantids are Coming!

The first meteor shower of 2019 is upon us already! The Quadrinids are here! They will peak this evening and can be best seen after midnight tonight (January 3rd).

Things Are Looking Up – 2019!

As 2019 passes, I hope to enlighten and indulge your inner curiosity. My hope is that you will be looking…UP!


Maker Spaces – Why They Matter to CTE

A big space with stuff to get a fun job done. The job might be mechanical, electrical, or even digital or aesthetic arts. The space might consist of tools, electrical equipment, 3D printers, robotic equipment, or paints. What is it? IT is a “makerspace”, sometimes called a “hackerspace” or “Fab Lab”. According to Popular Science magazine, as of 2016 there were over 480 makerspaces … Read More Maker Spaces – Why They Matter to CTE

This Isn’t Your Daddy’s Vo Tech – Part 2

Welcome or welcome back. In Part 1, I noted that the percentage of “middle jobs”, those requiring some college but not a 4-yr degree, have risen dramatically as the workforce has grown. In 1973, there were about 11 million of these jobs in the US. Now, it is estimated that there are over 41 million. The need has almost quadroupled in the past 45 … Read More This Isn’t Your Daddy’s Vo Tech – Part 2


What Does CTE have to do with Independence Day? (or “A Short Reflection on Growth”)

It is not likely that you will build a birdfeeder, style hair, or program an app perfectly the first time – but perfection isn’t needed. Our forefathers were far from perfect! You just need to stick with it, remember why you are there, and eventually (speaking from the experience of many) great outcomes, projects, opportunites and people will come your way!