Swimmers, you’re being watched

July 21, 2015

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Swimmers, you’re being watched

My two oldest kids swim for the Loomis Basin Dolphins.  Since I wasn’t a swimmer growing up it has taken me a while to learn the ins and outs of how this whole swim team thing works.  It’s a whole different culture with its own unique language and norms.  This year though. I’m fully in. […]

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June 9, 2015

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The Graduation Experience

The Graduation Experience

Del Oro High School’s class of 2015 graduated on Saturday morning at 8am.  The morning was beautiful and the ceremony was close to perfect.  Speeches were delivered, hands were shaken, diplomas were handed over, and there were smiles on nearly every face. My student media team had to deal with lots of moving parts in order […]

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April 28, 2015

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Things I learned at local high school film festival

Things I learned at local high school film festival

Sunday was the 2nd annual Northern California Media Educators (NCME) Media and Film Showcase.  It’s an opportunity for media, film, and broadcasting students from the region to submit some of their best work to be judged by industry professionals.  Five of my students and I made our way to San Juan High School for the showcase and […]

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January 6, 2015

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I searched for the cure for polio

I searched for the cure for polio

Earlier this week I was talking with a friend and fellow high school teacher about the first day of the term that was quickly approaching.  He told me that he never goes over the syllabus or the class procedures on the first day.  “It can be kind of boring to talk through all of that […]

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December 8, 2014

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I beat him again – but not really

I beat him again – but not really

Yesterday was my 10th year in a row running the California International Marathon.  It runs from Folsom through 6 different cities on its way to the steps of the Capitol Building in Sacramento.  In previous years, there’s been major rain or freezing winds, but yesterday’s weather was perfect – high 40s at the start and […]

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