jabiz raisdana


Geographically, Raisdana is a California native but has been teaching internationally for the past eight years, including stints in Malaysia, Qatar and—most recently—the Sinarmas World Academy in Jakarta, Indonesia.

“The idea of community building is really important to me,” Raisdana said. Given his own pedagogical philosophy in which he visualizes his classroom as “less of a classroom and more of a community”, this statement comes as no surprise. ”

from his page on connected learning:

jabiz on cl


find/follow him: 

jabiz site

one of his projects here: 

jabiz project


Jabiz inspires

…for a lot of reasons.. but i especially like the simple, every day-ish ones:

quote from him on twitter:

If you have to teach someone how to use a tool, do they really need it? Don’t we learn how to use what we need on our own?

on walks and such:

following Jabiz as he thinks on important matters through the course of a day..


Jabiz Raisdana ‏ @intrepidteacher
Armed with our new #discovery and #exploration kit, we went outside to discover and explore our neighborhood

[interesting – when i tried to retweet the tweet above.. it wouldn’t send until i took out the word armed. said reason was forbidden.]


intrepidteacher @monk51295 Will do. Thanks. A little more context- http://t.co/YR1kH9S7 #discovery #exploration



Jabiz Raisdana (@intrepidteacher)
4/29/12 8:31 AM
@monk51295 More thoughts from our walk- t.co/L7w3Csznbb#discoveryc#explorationration

on beauty and wonder:

jabiz beauty

Jabiz Raisdana (@intrepidteacher)
1/27/13 7:40 AM
Musings on sobriety-tinyurl.com/ahcc8qm

and – guitar lessons:

jabiz guitar



dec 2014:

Being told what to do and when to do it, when you don’t want to do it at all, by people you don’t ever want to tell you what to do. #school
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/542184466773311488
Doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, without anyone telling you what to do or when to do it. #freedomOriginal Tweet: https://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/542184695820058624

Thoughts while watching my students do a quick check-in assessment, which I will put off marking for as long as I can. #sigh

But on a serious note, this will give me good data which help help my teaching and hopefully their learning. Wish there was a better way.
If you really think about it, it is pretty amazing how little freedom most of us enjoy and how we are mostly all okay with that.Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/542186476079820800


Ten year anniversary of the Tsunami. I was there. Here is my story- http://t.co/tNHScDHm4E

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/548486997203894274


jan 2015 – the world burns around us


Every massacre is proof that we have failed to understand each other.

We owe it to the beauty of humanity to keep working toward a better understanding of each other.

danger of a single story ness

i know you ness

none of us are free


Aware enough to know that I’m privileged with an emotional surplus- read as wasting time being bored by ennui and wallowing in melancholy. I watch sad movies about lucky people, finding beauty in their sadness, more than worrying about things like getting clean water to drink.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/970164766994980864

no eudaimoniative surplus (beyond water) until it’s all of us

organism as fractal.. deep enough


Intrepidteacher (@intrepidteacher) tweeted at 6:14 AM – 9 May 2018 :
I live in and out of my life.
Forgotten who I told you I was and now here I am this new person.
With no one around to acknowledge me or care that I am here. (http://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/994188852137943040?s=17)

Intrepidteacher (@intrepidteacher) tweeted at 6:23 AM – 9 May 2018 :
I’ve always wanted more than what was on offer. Always wanted to see around the corner. Be bigger. Closer. Higher. (http://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/994191078109601792?s=17)


nice one Jabiz

Tender Act – Instilling confidence in a 12 year old girl is a tender, intricate and vital act. It is not easy, but everyday we work at it.


resonates w Bo‘s talking


Intrepidteacher (@intrepidteacher) tweeted at 4:58 AM – 30 Oct 2019 :
I don’t know how to be the person I want to be. (http://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/1189496870667571202?s=17)

how to be you.. fittingness


jabiz on war and nationality:

As an Iranian the American government doesn’t like my Iranianness.
As an American the Iranian government doesn’t like my Americanness.
As a human I don’t like either government and this is why I will never understand nationalism. #NoWarWithlran
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/intrepidteacher/status/1214815571981688832


Intrepidteacher (@intrepidteacher) tweeted at 5:24 AM on Thu, Feb 13, 2020:
It’s amazing the things kids will do when you let them choose what to do and give them the time, support and resources to do them.

imagine 8b people (all of us) doing that dance. everyday.

ie: cure ios city

in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows