A year ago, I was invited to my dear friend Jacob's birthday party.
We worked together for a Learning and Design agency in Grand Rapids. It didn't end well for either of us. For a variety of reasons. I'll spare you the juicy details.
What I will say is that at this birthday party, I was introduced to a person who cared just as much about learning and I did. And in the course of an hour, my life changed.
I know a lot of people struggle to find their purpose in the world. But I've known mine for a long time.
I want to change the way people teach and learn. And I'm going to use technology to do it.
I spent five years teaching in Memphis, Tennessee and Denver, Colorado. I say "teaching," but really, I learned so much more than I taught.
I learned about community, equity, poverty, justice. More importantly, I learned about the absence of these things.
I sat with my beautiful, lovely, courageous students on the morning of the 2016 election and wondered how the world would change.
Education is the foundation of equity. I believe this now more than ever. Education changes lives.
When you teach people to think, read, speak, and process, you allow them to tap into a consciousness and to unlock a level of their humanity that is Godlike.
When I left the classroom in 2019, I was ready to change the way we teach and learn.
This case study is so close to my heart.