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A night with the STARTedUP Foundation

Last night, I attended STARTedUP’s first national meeting. Our guest speaker was Ian Adair, a TEDx speaker, and has successfully started up three nonprofit organizations. He is currently the CEO of the non-profit Gracepoint Foundation which focuses on mental health awareness and providing support to those who struggle with mental illness.We started the night with […]

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A discussion with Natalie Nixon

October 13th, Natalie Nixon came to speak for my Innovation class. As a global speaker and author of many books, including The Creative Leap: Unleashing Curiosity, as well as a successful consultant based around applying creativity and foresight; this was an amazing opportunity. The conversation we had a class was amazing, and I think it […]

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Registering people to vote in the time of COVID-19

At the time I am writing this, there are 11 days left to register to vote in Pennsylvania and 26 days until the election. At this point, the world revolves around politics, the 6 ABC news at night is all about the debates and rallies, every other commercial is an ad campaign. These dates are […]

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Reflections

Why Nova Lab? (Again)

The 20/21 school will year will be my second year in Nova Lab. Now when I emailed my counselor two weeks after the deadline to submit my course recommendations, I was asking myself why I was taking the same course again? What about this class drew me in so tight I cant seem to let […]

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Wayfinder (10/5/20)

What makes something the best? Is it the recognition it brings from others, or the monetary success it brings to yourself? How about the impact it brings you and your community? As we, Nova Lab, begin our first steps into this uncertain new year, I think I speak for us all when I say it […]

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Day 6: Find A Mission, Set SMART Goals

Another day, another great lesson by Don Wettrick. Today’s lesson was slightly abbreviated due to both technical and COVID-19 related issues. But that was all fine with me because every single one of my teachers has decided to fill up our extra free time which has turned into working from 8-4 every day at school. […]

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Purpose in Education Project Proposal

While presenting to a group of administration, advisors, and parents, I learned that the Connections class at the middle school had been “killed” and no longer running. Connections were a class run for 7th and 8th graders which acted as an additional ELA class with a focus on autonomy, creativity, and collaboration. This made me […]

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OAE

Day 5: Finding Resources and Embracing Feedback

Well, I’m getting to this a little later than I would have liked but wow, the adjustment to online school was a lot more difficult than I would like to admit. Waking up to 30 classroom notifications was a little overwhelming and on top of all this, I was dealing with a 102 fever all […]

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Day 4: Creating Passion

Day four was great. Even better than I was hoping for because it covered exactly what I’m trying to do at the moment. In this last project, I did occasionally collaborate with another member of the class but it was never a solidified partnership and because of this for my next project, one of my […]

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Day 3: More Tools!

For not being able to leave my house it feels like there are more distractions than ever before. News outlets bombarding me from every angle, the immense fear and sadness driving full steam ahead from all corners of the globe to the glowing light from my phone. It’s inescapable. But how do I manage it? […]