What Did You Learn?

Oct 14, 2019 No Comments by

DRIVING QUESTION: How do students articulate and reflect on what they’ve learned? Mr. Aringo: “What did you learning today?”Student 1: “I don’t know.”Student 2: “How to fill out a worksheet?”Student 3: No response. It’s a struggle asking what our students learned when all they might be thinking about is filling out a worksheet or doing […]

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The Untamed Road to Mastery

Aug 22, 2019 No Comments by

A couple weeks before the school semester started, I was invited to talk about what I did in my STEAM class in connection to Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy during our Computer Science Summer Institute. If you weren’t there, below is an excerpt of what I said: A given statement is that our kids live […]

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Anchoring Yourself in Your Big Picture

Jul 27, 2019 No Comments by

What Drive Me To Do My Work? I know we have a couple weeks of summer break to go. This reminds me of my earlier years of teaching where I’ve been using the last couple weeks of break to tweak my chemistry units and lessons, review my classroom routines and norms, make sure our space […]

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Defeat Darth Boredom Jedi Educator Adventures

Jul 26, 2019 No Comments

I have developed a number of workshop for teachers for a number of conferences. Check out to see when I will be presenting and join us in one of our Jedi Educator Adventures. Click the picture below to know more about the workshop adventures.

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Looking Thru A Lens- Reflection 2018-2019

Jul 01, 2019 No Comments

Another school year has come and gone like the wind. With that comes downtime . . . well sort of. It’s taken me quite a bit of time to get back to blogging as I needed to find that reflective. I think I am at that place. A Year in Review California Global Education Project […]

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Contextualizing Computer Science By Developing a Role Playing Game

Mar 25, 2019 No Comments

Learning computer science can be a foreign endeavor due to it’s structure and language. Like learning any language and it’s associated logic structure, it is important to make the topics in computer science a tangible experience. When learning computer science concepts are access through the different modalities according to the Universal Learning Design (UDL), the […]

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Thank You For Molding Me Into The Educator That I Am

Mar 17, 2019 2 Comments

Dear Friends and Family, I finally have some reflective time to process all the things that has happened in this last past week and in the last couple months. My heart is full of appreciations after the the CUE Event on March 15-16, 2019. Though it was my first time at such an event, I’m […]

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Cardboard Arcades Fest 2018

Feb 10, 2019 No Comments

Prototyping Practice It’s one thing to talk about making games, it’s another to create one. Prior to creating the cardboard arcades, our learners needed to understand how games are designed. Given the Elements of Game Design Framework, students are able to analyze any game and identify it’s objective, procedures, rules, resources, and outcomes. Our student’s […]

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Time + Effort = Growth

Feb 05, 2019 No Comments

The start of any year or semester provide the space and time to reset, reflect, and action plan. This is true for our students as well. In the first week of school this year, instead of talking about doing the work, grades, and time management, I’ve decided to have student try out an activity in […]

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Finding Inspiration at the Tech Museum of Innovation

Jan 04, 2019 No Comments

It’s different talking about innovation when our Young Jedi Innovators haven’t really step outside the walls of our STEAM classroom to really see innovation in action. Working with CSinSF, our STEAM:Legends and STEAM:Coding class had an opportunity to venture out to San Jose to check out the Tech Museum of Innovation. The timing was just […]

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