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2017, in review. now with YOY change.

Time to review my 2017. Here’s last year’s post about 2016. Life Highlights: The three biggest things that happened to me in 2017 were starting a new job, losing my last biological grandparent, and an exciting personal development. Everything else … Continue reading

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Prop 39 and charter schools

I’ve been learning about charter schools and how they get their facilities. An important part of how a charter school gets space is Prop 39. Prop 39 was passed by California voters in 2000. It basically says that the school … Continue reading

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Taking stock of 2016; Looking forward to 2017

Disclaimer: this was written for me and not an outside audience. So I won’t apologize for it being long and boring. Here is an image of what I did every day in 2016. I started chronicling my daily activities this … Continue reading

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Education in the election- Julia’s 2016 voter guide for San Francisco and California

These opinions are my own. They do not represent the opinions of my employer or any organization I am affiliated with. Voting in this year’s election is overwhelming. The federal presidential election is a depressing circus, and if you’re in … Continue reading

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Charter schools, John Oliver, and Accountability

Last week I was happy to see ed reform in mainstream media on John Oliver’s show Last Week Tonight. It’s always good to see ed reform being discussed on popular shows. Unfortunately the context for this episode was gross mismanagement … Continue reading

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Products for teachers or products for students? Reflecting on my first time at ISTE

Last week I attended the annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in Denver, Colorado. Each year ISTE brings in over 18,000 educators from around the world to discuss how to integrate technology into their classrooms … Continue reading

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Active listening at a tech startup

Last week I worked on my active listening in the office. I chronicled every important meeting and conversation I had. Below are the highlights and lowlights. What I learned I was worst at active listening when I really needed it. (Darn!) I am now … Continue reading

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