June 26, 2018

When smiling students find you on a beach in the afternoon and start singing songs from the school's presentation of "A Bird's Eye," you know it was a success and that a lasting impression has been made on all.

 The goal was never a performance.  The goal was to ha...

June 24, 2018

El Colegio Patria students were motivated to finish the "Sister Schools" song even before they knew the synchronous lesson where it began would be on TV in the US.

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/connecting-classrooms-and-culture-redefining-virtual-learni...

June 16, 2018

Teachers from Las Varas and Chacala Nayarit Mexico came together to share strategies that bring infinite potential for learning to their students. 

After some dancing and singing, we divided into four groups and went to four stations to see items.  For each item, we dis...

June 10, 2018

Just like the wind that lifts the birds of Chacala into the air, the students and teachers have taken flight with their collaboration on the musical drama: A Bird's Eye.

Students from el Jardin participated in a walking tour to identify birds. Each student chose a bird...

June 7, 2018

There are people who talk about changing the world and there are people who do it.

Simi Basu always says "Let's Just Do It!"   Simi Basu does it.  

On June 6, 2018 Simi taught a lesson from THE SYNK with Aymee (el Cogio Patria teacher.)

Their challenge was to teach m...

June 5, 2018

Today I worked in Chacala with el Jardin (private elementary school) and Telesecondaria (public junior high).  Even though they were next to each other, both schools were unique. 

El Jardin's focus is creativity, Montessori and Waldorf.  The space is beautiful with...

June 3, 2018

I thought I was coming to Las Varas to empower students and inspire learning. The minute I stepped into the school they gave more to me than I can ever repay.  

Here is their song: LINK

I have a Dream - Abba

A        E                A...

March 23, 2018

Inspiration can happen in a moment. And in that moment, the world can change. This is what happened when I participated in a performance of the the song "One Voice" written by a gifted 12 year old student at the STEM school in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.  I was on stage...

January 15, 2018

The Voice of Music to Change the World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqeGSckhgpA&feature=youtu.be

This was the theme of the January 5, 2018 concert in Chacala.  Seeing the el Colegio Patria students on stage with Alfredo Muro, Felicity Muench and Trio Tekila was inspir...