Please allow me to introduce myself:
I grew up on a little dairy farm in Wisconsin. After high school, I left the farm and became a veteran, and now I am married to a Presbyterian pastor and we have three kids. After college, I started teaching in a little charter school in Minneapolis, teaching middle school science.
Changing education for the better is my core mission. There is so much potential for positive change that I have been dreaming about a future where joyful learning has replaced beat-down compliance. This had lead to me creating Innovative Arts class and using maker education to teach students about important personal, mental, and academic issues.
This is a personal mission: I am building the class that my own twin boys will start in 2023. I am glad you found my site, hope that you found it useful. I am working on this every night, weekend, and break!
Someday, I hope to have a community of supporters
Starting Innovative Arts is going to take a long time. It has been difficult to create a class where students learn how to think for themselves and develop their skills. Difficult in ways that are hard to explain. For now, I need time to develop resources, figure out what works with students, and refine my curriculum.
Support is certainly welcome
Puzzle Shift Create is not affiliated with Pine Island Schools.