Courage to Dance

Courage to Dance

This month, I am celebrating two years of teaching Jazzercise. It has been two years of learning new routines, finding my voice and presence on stage, lots of oops-es and blunders and complete loss of functional memory, one tumble (twisted my ankle on a relevé), and tons of smiles, hugs, and greetings. Two years of learning clients’ stories, what … Continue reading

Five

Five

one breath, our breath the moment i met you your breath became our breath my chest tightening as you exhaled opening as you drew life back in. you cried one breath, our breath my throat burned and my eyes blurred never had I felt a pain so deeply. we gasped one breath, our breath eyes … Continue reading

Please vote for our SXSW Edu panel!

Please vote for our SXSW Edu panel!

Hey, do articles like this make you grumpy? Online Education Start-up Gets an F from University Or this? Why Education Start-ups are Doomed to Fail Or blog posts like this? The Knack, a web app, story If you answered yes, please vote for our SxSW Edu panel. Do it now, I’ll wait. My good friend … Continue reading

A tale of two TEDs

A tale of two TEDs

I will start with a disclaimer: I fully realize how lucky I am to have had the opportunity to speak at a TEDx event. I feel honored, mostly unworthy, and very rewarded to have spoken at TEDxStanford. Most days, I am just horrified by my presentation, wishing I hadn’t done it, or wishing I had … Continue reading

What happens in distributed flips? Investigating students’ interactions with MOOC videos and forums (re-post from VPOL blog)

What happens in distributed flips? Investigating students’ interactions with MOOC videos and forums (re-post from VPOL blog)

This article was originally written for and posted on the Stanford Online Signal blog  Last month, Mike Caulfield and I introduced the term “distributed flip”, in an attempt to call attention to the emerging trend of flipping a course by making use of MOOC content (often “live” MOOC content) and activities. We both believe pretty … Continue reading