One year ago on Oct 21 I started my career at Empath! After four years at ACT where I worked on interoperability specifications and leading two software development projects to work with “learning standards”, I became the Director of Skills Content at Empath. It was only the second time I’ve…


My goal as a dad cycling has always been to make it fun for my kids, and do be able to bring them along doing things with me. During the pandemic both of my girls learned to ride their bikes on two wheels, and my oldest in particular (turning 7…


In August, 2001 I set off for college at Fresno Pacific University. Originally applying as an English Major, I changed to mathematics my freshman year due in large part to really enjoying AP Statistics my senior year of high school. My guiding philosophy for life at the time was to…


Although it was actually updated last year, the Draft California Math Framework has been making the rounds again recently because of a recent comment period and an upcoming meeting of the committee, as well of course a somewhat inflammatory tweet:

Background

First let’s establish that we want all students to…


For PI Day this year, we’re going to meet up at a local neighborhood park that has a 1 mile around track, and activities! Sign up HERE and check it out!

Kids activity sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BaXytfFCWjXFcYEOes2ordNi6ceIxgmnKbAFlyI6P7A/edit?usp=sharing

Sunday March 14th

1pm: Eat Pie! (I’ll buy non gluten free chocolate and pumpkin) and…


No time for a long post, so a quick one about running.

I am not an ultra or even a marathoner. I run for stress relief and fitness. In fact when I played baseball was a preteen/teen before discovering swimming, I hated running so much I was the catcher.

In…


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This post is simply because I want to write everyday for Lent; sometimes here sometimes privately in my journal. …


For the past 7 years I’ve moderated a group initially called “Common Core task Based Math” but we changed the name to “Low Floor, High Ceiling Math Tasks” a few years ago. Great discussion, sharing of math games and tasks usually happens there. Recently there has been some discussion over…


In 2003 I was awarded this brick for being focused on the kids in my care as a camp counselor at Timber Mountain. I’ve carried this brick with me to 9 living locations (counting dorms) since I last lived at Sugar Pine for more than a week in 2003. It…


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Recently I’ve thought about and been asked about what it takes to switch from teaching to edtech. Many teacher friends can’t physically return to the classroom if/when that happens, or have realized the sad state of edtech and want to make a difference.

When I made the move, I’d already…

Brandon Dorman

Believer in Human Potential; want to help people get there through software and learning. Classroom teacher K-16 for 15 years.

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