Quarantined Classes

The YouTube channel I created with my colleague, Meg Chandler, i.spiration e.ducation, is on it’s 30th episode! This episode highlights the new era of online learning for teachers, given COVID-19. I hope you find this, and future posts, helpful as we all continue to educate in a world of social distancing.


Big Boy #4014

This weekend Union Pacific’s Big Boy No. 4014 visited my town, Tucson, AZ. Taken from the Union Pacific webpage, No. 4014 began operation on December 1941. The locomotive was retired in December 1961, having traveled 1,031,205 miles in its 20 years in service.  In 2013, No. 4014 began its multi-year restoration process. It returned to service in 2019 to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion.

The Union Pacific met the Central Pacific at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Image result for golden spike ceremonySalt Lake. On May 10, 1869 the final spike was driven linking the two major lines in the “Golden Spike Ceremony.”

Here is a video of the Big Boy No. 4014’s arrival in Tucson.


New YouTube Channel!

A colleague and I are SUPER EXCITED to announce our very first vlog, i.nspiration e.ducation. The link to our first post is below in which we take you on a journey with nine high school students and one very large waterfall! We also discuss the rationale behind i.nspiration e.ducation.

Our goal is to publish one informal, but research-based, video on our channel each week, highlighting best practices in education and inspiration for teachers of life-long learning. We hope you enjoy getting to know us and subscribe to watch upcoming posts.