About Me


Welcome. My name is Paul Silli (See·Lee) and I recently earned my Masters of Arts Degree in Information & Learning Technologies summa cum laude at the University of Colorado, U.S. It has been fantastic to be an educator for 11 years teaching gifted, advanced, and regular ed. technology /social studies at the secondary level. In 2011 I received my Master Teacher Certificate and in 2009 I achieved National Board Certification in Social Sciences. At the University of Florida I earned a degree in Communications and was awarded an Educational Certificate from Florida Atlantic University. I’ve held positions as a Social Studies Dept. Chairman, Activities Director, and Football Coach. Additionally, I have acquired many computer skills and understand hardware technologies.    

Site Purpose

Throughout this site I will be informally commenting on various trends in technology and education. Most stories will be academic with research to support my opinions. Your comments are very valuable, so please feel free to reply.  


Me with kidsI truly think to be a successful educator you must first be an avid learner. This means actively learning new and innovative methods to improve your pedagogical practice. For example, learning new technologies you can use to enhance lessons and increase student interest.

It also is vital to build a strong communication with your students and parents. When you have a healthy relationship with your students, parents, and colleagues, your classes will run smoothly.  This is because you will have the opportunity to actually teach, rather than deal with discipline issues.  To read more about my thoughts please visit: Should be Techies


30 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Emily Ballance Says:

    OMG! I can’t believe your doing this! Do you remember me? I was in your 6th grade social studies class. I’m in 9th grade now. Write me a letter soon. I can’t believe I found you! I really missed you in my eighth grade year! OMG!

  2. Sara Bicking Says:

    Mr. Silli! What’s happening? Do you remember me? How are you in Colorado? Emily spilled the beans about this site…so, you’re an author now. Hehehh, congratulations. Anyways, I hope you are doing well, and we all miss you here in Florida!

  3. Adriana Guerrero Says:

    wooaaaaah, heyy mr. silli!
    this is adriana i was in ur 6th grade class too.
    and i must say u were right about Ms. N.
    hard class mann, but now im a freshman and i love it, social life at school is amazing i actually have a life now even tho
    schools rlly hard all the sudden its not a joke anymore
    the teachers just dont care…about anything

    but its all good no one said life was fair, because its not
    well congratulations on your book
    and you are so right about the philosophies for teaching
    the teachers are too busy telling the kids to shut up
    and so im pretty sure teachers HATE kids, and i dont blame some of them, they can be quite rude.

    well good luck and all happy new year!

  4. gatorball Says:

    How funny… my awesome former students found my graduate site. 😉 Great to hear you are doing well in HS. I am glad you are having a nice time as freshmen (it can be a tough year). I hope you all get involved in some extra-curricular work. High school can be one of the best times in your life if you do things to create fun memories. Emily, you may want to get into student government. They take it pretty seriously at the HS level. It might be fun. Sarah & Adriana, it was really nice hearing from ya. All of you rocked as students when I was at Christa. I hear our ole’ school has went through a lot of changes. It was sad to find out a lot of teachers and administrators left. Oh well… Life is about change. Hey girls, quick caution, be careful with putting your full-names on the net. Thousands of people have access to this site. Emily, you crazy girl… I can’t believe you put your mailing address online. lol. You always could make me laugh… I had to edit that. You could have got a letter from someone in prison. haha. I miss ya. KIT.

    Mr. Silli (Paul)
    PS_ Colorado is incredible with its snow skiing, hiking, and mountain fun. I love the change here. I actually had a beautiful white Christmas this year. It was great.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks. You ROCK!!! 😉

  6. Kathleen Driggers Says:

    Wow, Paul! This is awesome, I’m so proud of you! Thank you for using your talents and gifts to give back to the world in such a great way. It’s so cute to see your students call you Mr. Silli! hehe

  7. gatorball Says:

    I appreciate your warm remarks. I enjoy working with students and adults. That is part of the reason I started this blog… to help and review subjects that could benefit education and learning. 😉 I am so glad we were reunited on FB. It is fun.

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  9. Levi Williamson Says:

    Great website probablt took forever to make.
    🙂 GO BUFFS

    well thats all for now.

  10. campos! Says:

    ha! your class is pretty cool! (better then bunckers class)

  11. david Says:

    thiz the coolest computer class

  12. Avery Says:

    hey mr.silli i’m from your fifth grade class at the pinnicle also your computer class rulez lol

  13. JOHN MABIKA Says:

    Hi Paul Education will loose its meaning if its not shared , and not allowed to be innovative and relavant according to times and situations . What was good then , may no longer be relavant now . Techology is right route to follow but unfotunately it come at very heavy cost . I am wondering as to how can the academics like yourself assist to make it more accessibly to all in our society .
    Especially the majority of our African Population are not prveladged to have access to this techological advancements.

    It now open up to a lot of intresting debates , that if thechology is pessued , only the small section of the Polation will continue to enjoy these developments at the expense of the others, it that fair?.

    Our South African Country is now dived into two Society levels , the haves , and the have not;s .

    We must be very carefull as we advance the technology that , it does not pepetrate the steriotypical disadvantage againts the poor , as a means for them to be continously excluded from access to basic services , eg , looking for jobs on line , is currently like at the moment reseved for the few , deu to access .

    Whiles we welcome the view that , the technology is the right route to go , as part of the global world we are however relying on our accademics like yourself to continieu to use your influence , on the corridors of Government , and the NGO; to push the agenda of Access to to technology by all.

    Private sector two are also supposed to play a big part in assisting Governments ang NGO’S to fight this issue.

    I Thank you

    John Mabika

  14. Josh M Says:

    you have alot of family. how do you manage to follow up with all of you’re kids.

    😥 :’)

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  19. eva Says:

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  23. stephen Says:

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  24. Meri Says:

    Heyy Mr Silli, (you don’t know me, don’t worry haha) I’m really in awe of your dedication to your work and can totally hear the enthusiasm as you reply your former students. Thank you for taking the time to write these really meaningful pieces!

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