Resources for online learning resources including recommendations from my colleagues. Resources are categorized by general topic and cover a range of age groups (preschool thru college).
Effectiveness of Learning Management Systems: An Educator’s Point of View
I have been utilizing online learning management systems since 2004 both in a traditional classroom and in tutoring and homeschooling. Over the years they have become more sophisticated, user friendly, and helpful in a myriad of ways. I have utilized
Personality Types, Adapting to Challenges, and Building Resilience Part I
As the city shut-downs and quarantines have been increasing over the past week, I’ve started to ask myself the question: How does our personality type affect our ability to manage our mental health during uncertain and challenging times? It is
Backcountry Hygiene: Developing Good Hand Hygiene
A year and a half ago I wrote a piece on Backcountry Hygiene: The Infamous Pee Rag. Hygiene is something I highly stress as a crucial element to one’s health not only in the backcountry, but in everyday life. The
Mental Health: How to Help in a Crisis
Imagine yourself with a head cold that turned into a sinus infection that wasn’t going away. What would you do? Would you feel embarrassed or ashamed to go to the doctor and get treated? Likely not. Why do we feel
2019 Year In Review
2019 was quite an exciting year. We have a lot to be grateful for and appreciate the support we have received from our Eastern Sierra community as well as our community outside the Sierra. Here is a look at what
What is π?
Many educators across the country are teaching their students about π today in celebration of international π day tomorrow. We did too! My goal for this lesson was not only to teach that π = 3.14159265359…, but what exactly is π? BLE has loads of
Exploring the Rock Cycle
Although I have developed a profound love for science I used to really dislike Earth science because my exploration of the topic was limited to books and worksheets when I was in school. I was introduced to inquiry based