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Adventures in Education & Educational Adventures

 Updated: June 28, 2022


What is Coriolis?

Coriolis is the private business of Joe Minato. I provide these services and more.

Ida B. Wells High School

I teach physics, Earth science and astronomy at the high school level through my local public high school. 

Breaking news June 28, 2022: I have retired from IBWHS. This leaves more time for the other teaching I do!

I was honored by the graduating seniors to deliver the commencement address. Here it is. Feedback welcome!


I lead star parties for the public and small private groups. I advise a Youth Astronomy Club.


I tutor physical science and math at the high school and college levels.

Teacher Training 

I offer continuing education and coaching for science teachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. PDUs and graduate-level credit available through Lewis and Clark College.


"Joe Minato is one of the most incredible teachers, thinkers, humans, and student-centered advocates who I have ever worked with."

Peyton Chapman

Principal, Lincoln High School

Portland, Oregon

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