George Lucas Educational Foundation

Desi

I've worked in Education 15 years. I love to inspire others to discover their personal journey for a love of literacy. I am also an advocate for teaching to the "whole-child" and empower students by teaching skills to help think in creative, innovative ways. I believe in 21st Century Practices but still stand firm with incorporating activities that may seem "old school" (i.e. handwriting, sustained reading, etc.). Lastly, I'm a voice to any lending ear about the political injustices that lie in our public education systems, or lack thereof. We must continue to strive for smaller teacher-student ratios, better working conditions for teachers, more fine arts and creativity in schools, and electing the Right People to Govern and Lead these Sacred Academies we call Public Schools.

Areas of Interest: 
Curriculum, Best Practices and effective Response to Intervention, teaching smarter not harder

User Activity

discussion The Power of Yet
2 years 7 months ago to Resilience and Grit
resource Unit-Planning Checklist
2 years 7 months ago to Curriculum Planning
blog Making Connections
2 years 9 months ago to Student Engagement
Topic Culturally Responsive Teaching
2 years 9 months ago
resource Curriculum-Planning Guide
2 years 12 months ago to Curriculum Planning
Topic Brain-Based Learning
2 years 12 months ago