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Failure and Growth Mindset

I am always a student, and sometimes a teacher.  Having a piece of paper called a degree issued by a university is not a message of, “Welp, you’ve learned all there is to know.” If anything, it made me aware of how much I don’t know. The Dunning-Kruger Effect Let’s...

Taking Students to Conferences

A teacher friend told me, “Why did you bring students to the conference..that’s where you go to get AWAY from them!” I bit my tongue, but I thought to myself, “Because I LIKE my students, and I want to help them become young...

Learning to Program in Minecraft with turtles

The TL:DR version to start programming with turtles as of October 2016. If you like visual steps, watch this video or this video. Buy/Download plain ol’ Minecraft on minecraft.net Download the free Computercraftedu.com mod (click “I’m a...

LARP in school, Not Just Gen Con

Call me Jeffery Baker. I’m a coal baron in the United States circa 1874. Along with my good buddy David Montgomery (and real life good friend Steve Isaacs) who owns most of the railroads, are at a wedding reception in Long Island, NY for the wedding reception of...