Selected Published Works

Environmental Science

A Project-Based Approach To Solving the Earth's Most Urgent Problems

My first education book to be published by ISTE! Available on both Amazon and

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History vs. Andrew Jackson

A flipped lesson I developed in cooperation with TEDEd with over 1.3 million views. 


Teacher Guild Design Challenge

This solution to support students as they transition from high school to college was selected as a finalist by the Office of the First Lady and showcased at the White House in 2016. 


Blog Post - Getting Smarter

5 Strategies for Fostering Independence in a PBL Classroom. 


Blog Post - Choice in PBL

4 Strategies To Encourage Smart Student Choice in PBL. 


Blog Post - Roles in PBL

Important considerations when structuring roles for group work in PBL


California Coastal Voices

A great PBL-based curriculum from the California Coastal Commission that I helped consult on. 


The Escape Classroom

Great game-based workshops for promoting collaboration. I helped with the content design on some of them. 

Curb Cut - PBLWorks

My first animated blog that discusses how to effectively scaffold for all students without overworking yourself! 

Park Leaders Podcast

My interview about the importance of project-based learning to parks and monuments with Jody Maberry.

Active Learning Center Grant

Publication by Steelcase about the impact flexible furniture had on my 8th-grade classroom. 


KQED in the Classroom

Blog post discussing one of the best digital citizenship lessons that I've ever designed that teaches students about evaluating sources. 

Tech and Learning Magazine

Blog post that discusses how to get started with Google Expeditions and other distance learning software. 

Lesson: Impossible 

Podcast interview with Lesson: Impossible on Park Based Learning and the importance of using natural and historic spaces as learning tools.    

Education Never Dies

Featured as first Teacher of the Week for work on Park Based Learning.

Blog Post - The Trail To Recovery

Blog post published on Getting Smart that focuses on how PBL can be leveraged to help students recover from schooling loss. 

PBL Handbook from PBLWorks

Helpful guide to creating amazing students projects that I contributed to published by PBLWorks! 

National Geographic

Article published by National Geographic on place-based learning in multiple contexts.   

National Park Obsessed

I blog part-time for this travel-focused website all about National Parks!

Blog Post - Remote Exploration

My first blog post on Edutopia focused on creating opportunities for exploration even in a remote context. 

PBL in Practice Podcast

Interview about using parks and public lands as learning spaces.

Nat Geo - Exploring Out of COVID

Blog post on National Geographic that focuses on using Nat Geo Framework to recover from pandemic "schooling loss" 


Teacher Channel

Blog post focused on three simple steps to you can take to make PBL a part of your Environmental Science classroom!