Calling All Online High School Arizona Students – Look Where You Want To Go, Not Where You Don’t Want To Go

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Calling All Online High School Arizona Students – “Look where you want to go, not where you don’t want to go.” It’s a lesson I learned the hard way on a mountain bike ride several years ago. Staunchly independent, raised with a zero-tolerance level for making mistakes, crashing into boulders and onto the ground rendered … Read more

Question Addiction As An Online High School Student

Asking questions. It’s my new obsession. Asking questions. It’s my new obsession. Every day I crave its rhetorical fix. When I ask a question, answers start to seep through my head, causing a steady dopamine drip. Some people say dopamine (the reward hormone) is literally like a drug, so I guess I’m like a question … Read more

Mind Medicine For Online High School Students

I’m going to be real. Mind mapping is really… awkward. I’m going to be real. Mind mapping is really… awkward. The brilliant teachers who coach us through the process brand it with the simplicity of sipping an iced tea when really it’s a swallow of castor oil. That may be a little bit of an … Read more

Brawny Brains Go A Long Way At Our Free Online High School

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Brawny Brains Go A Long Way At Our Free Online High School. I just learned that when people get smarter, their brains actually grow. Like a muscle. I also learned the more you know, the more you can know. Nerve cells in the brain seem to be very social; they like to mingle. And, if … Read more

Don’t Waste Time Planning for Something That Might Not Happen

Ever since childhood, adults have asked, “What are you going to do when you grow up?” Usually, a child will answer with a simple response of a type of careers such as a doctor, truck driver or a mommy. Two college professors out of Stanford are challenging us to ask different questions so our responses … Read more

#Hopesquad 2015- The First Student Led Scrum Team Is Born

Students Become Our Teachers In November 2015, John Miller, our partner in crime…or agility rather, helped us to organize our first student scrum workshop titled, Collaborative Agility. We naively took 20 students to a cabin in the snow to give them a two day, crash course, in Agile and Scrum. They self-organized, defined their vision, assigned … Read more