AJ Juliani

Writing “20% Time in Education” book. K-12 Tech Staff Developer running a 1:1 initiative. Football & Lax Coach. Founder @edismylife. Author. Speaker.


The 20% Project (like Google) In My Class


I recently assigned a new project to my 11th grade English students: The 20% Project. Although it’s called a “project”, that term is merely for…


10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

Because education is changing whether you know it or not…


As a new teacher I remember getting into my classroom for the first time. I set up the space like classrooms I had seen before and enjoyed; I got my lesson plans in order; packed the filing cabinets with resources; started to make copies of overhead slides; put…


Facebook Yard Sale Would Crush Craigslist

And provide millions in revenue.


My wife is the proto-typical Facebook user. A young mom of two kids, who is connected…


Fighting the Fad


My education startup failed because I couldn’t code. Also, it failed because it wasn’t really a startup, and I treated it like a side project. I failed to go “all in” and therefore we never got the traction needed.

Three months after shutting down our teacher lesson plan and collaboration site “Collabo”, two other companies received multi-million dollar…

Publications edited by AJ Juliani

Thoughts on education, ed-tech, ed policy, ed reform, and how education impacts the world

What happens when you spend 20% of your time learning what you want, and working on something you want to work on?

How is your school or organization using 20% Time and inquiry-driven experiences to drive learning forward?


Purpose Over Passion

It’s what really matters.


I was in a band for six years without ever being a musician. We were called the “25th Hour”. I was in sixth grade when my best friend Jim started playing guitar. I bought one as well, and although I gave it a shot…my guitar ended up the same way as my clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet…dusty.


Scratch Your Itch Education


“Scratch Your Itch” Education is my favorite way to describe the inquiry-based learning process. It always starts with an itch, and you never know what is going


Start Smaller to Go Farther


My 12 month old son took his first real steps this week. It was awesome. Any parent who has seen their child’s first steps can share the same feeling. It wasn’t…


Designing 20% Time in Education


*This was originally posted on Education Is My Life.

There is a movement happening in education right now. Maybe you’ve heard about it…


My Wish List for American Education


I’ve been blessed to be in a school district that has embraced technology, provided our staff with Macbooks and Smartboards, and just approved a Netbook…


The 20% Project (like Google) In My Class


I recently assigned a new project to my 11th grade English students: The 20% Project. Although it’s called a “project”, that term is merely for…