When I share that I was accepted into the Google for Education Innovator program, I get a variety of responses. Most people just don't know what it is.

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But the responses that gets me the most are the ones where people think I got into the program simply by being talented, and that I was either born into that talent or I somehow magically acquired it overnight! Nothing could be further from the truth! 

 
 
I stood in the empty hallway of my new office building. I was the last in the office to leave this evening. I paused, and I gazed around me and I realized 




 
 
I visited Venice last year and while we were there the tide rose into the Piazza San Marco. We watched the water rise and tourists walk on planks as children splashed in the water seeping up through the drains. I didn't think too much about it at the time.

Then I read, A history of flooding in the sinking city of Venice – in pictures
and I began to see the flooding a whole new way.