Thank You For Being A Giver!

Yesterday I was privileged to hear one our senior boys do a presentation at a neighboring school. Jesse Haynes is a recently published author of young adult fiction. He was talking to groups of middle school students about his experience…

Language has Power…

So I had two experiences this past week that made me really think about how much power there is in the language that we use with others. These experiences have made me reflect deeply on how I have been using…

Building Student Social Capital

Last week I was at a meeting where our discussion focused on social capital.  When I googled social capital, I was given this definition, Social capital refers to the collective value of all “social networks” [who people know] and the inclinations that…

Technology: A Catalyst for Learning

Technology may not replace teachers, but teachers who integrate technology as a catalyst for learning will probably replace teachers who do not. Think about that for a moment. During a recent chat regarding technology integration, a few tweets sparked my…

The Heart and Soul of a School…

So I had a great conversation last week with our new incoming High School Principal about the best parts about working here at Academia Cotopaxi….he wanted to know what made our school special from my perspective as a new member…