Meet Paul

I love the thrill of critical thinking…of finding patterns,
connections, and explanations that make hard questions become easy.
But perhaps even more exciting than exploring ideas myself is being a guide in the same process. I love seeing minds churning to solve a problem they’ve never seen before. It’s fascinating to see the uniqueness of each person’s means of  conceptualizing ideas, solving problems, and expressing their thoughts.

I am passionate about Inquiry Based Learning and Problem Based Learning, both of which emphasize active and collaborative student learning. I encourage students to engage in dialogue about challenging, curiosity-inspiring problems. I strive to give students encouragement, time, and tools to pursue rabbit holes and to take ownership over their own learning.