Reflection of Gratefulness

Tweet I want to first thank Elizabeth for inviting me to share a little bit of my thoughts here. I am so fortunate to have people like her in my network to learn from. I am on my day #4 of summer vacation. It’s very early – my body is still in school mode. I […]

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Recycling Workbooks

Tweet This is my last week of school… in fact, tomorrow is my last day!  So these last two days have been all about cleaning: cleaning out cubbies, desks and shelves, cleaning up materials, putting things away, boxing up books, Cloroxing surfaces and, for me, the most painful – recycling workbooks! Let’s talk recycling workbooks […]

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Summer Reading

Tweet Last week, I took my kids outside and for the first time, I let them run around while I . . . wait for it . . . READ!  For nearly 30 uninterrupted minutes!  It was amazing: relaxing and invigorating all at once.  The best part was that I was reading something that was […]

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Summer Book Group

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Tweet Share, share, share (and take turns).  I find myself saying it to my students and my children all the time.  Maybe it’s time I take my own advice! Share Your Stuff As we clean out our rooms and spaces for the end of the school year, we come across so many things: lessons, materials, […]

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Tweet In a recent yoga class the instructor stressed the importance of detachment in the practice of yoga. She explained that because yoga depends so much upon the effort we are prepared to put into our practice, we need to find ways to constantly detach in order to move more freely into a pose and […]

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Lessons from the Eighth Grade

Tweet I am finishing up my second year as the district technology integrator for a k-12 district in New Hampshire. I am responsible for inspiring teachers to integrate technology into their curriculum, and to provide guidance and direction in the creation of a 21st century learning environment in each of our 5 schools. We have […]

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Looking Ahead

Tweet The end of the year is a natural time to reflect back and look ahead.  It’s actually quite an empowering time for teachers.  I hear many teachers’ voices full of a renewed excitement as they talk about what they will do next year whether it will be a repeat or modified lesson. Just the […]

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The DID List

Tweet Sure, we all have a HUGE end-of-the-year TO DO list, but let’s step back for a moment and make a different list: a DID List. This is a list of all the things you DID, you accomplished, you made work. Last week my principal made a list like this including all the things in […]

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