Working with Audacity

Tweet Recently, I taught two workshops using the open source audio editing software, Audacity through the Somersworth, NH School District. @brophycat (AKA Cathy Brophy, a good friend and colleague) invited me to share my knowledge of the software with preK-12 teachers and make it practical for their teaching. I was excited to do so! The […]

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Collaboration at #ntcamp

Tweet Summer workshops are fun.  You do them on your own time, connect with other teachers and learn in a stress free environment.  Over the past week and a half, I was able to participate in a couple workshops, both presenting and participating. This past weekend, I traveled down to Philly to participate in the […]

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Kind Words

Tweet “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” -Mother Teresa A simple post today… As I was scanning through the tweets of my PLN this morning, I came across this quote sent out from @iwisenet. A thought like this is important to remember from time to time […]

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What Has Twitter Done?

Tweet What has Twitter done … To Me?? Twitter has changed me.  I am on the computer all the time, sitting amidst a mess of papers, toys and half empty coffee cups, letting my kids run wild around the house so that I can get in “one more tweet!”  I’m hooked!  Addicted!  Linking here, surfing […]

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Make Me a Guru

Tweet In the second section of Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love, Gilbert travels to India to study the discipline of Yoga.  Early on in the section she takes the time to explain some of the important words used (that we can tend to take for granted). “The word Guru is  composed of two Sanskrit syllables.  […]

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Guts and Love

Tweet I was reading excerpts that I had bookmarked in (@Thanks2Teachers) Richard Lakin’s Teaching as an Act of Love last night.  There is one story that I keep going back to.  It’s called “Sagging Up” in Math Class. It’s about how Richard takes on two math classes of 5th and 6th grade students who are […]

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The Importance of Collegiality

Tweet This past Wednesday, I went out with 8 other women, all but one are teachers , to an Italian restaurant to enjoy some great food and discuss the book we are reading together in our online book group .  It was an amazing time!  We dined, wined, smiled, laughed and dined some more… and […]

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Don't Let Your Cheese Get Moldy

Tweet In his parable, Who Moved My Cheese? (G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 1998), Spencer Johnson exposes many human behaviors as four characters (two mice and two Littlepeople) live in a maze searching daily for their cheese.  Cheese is used as a metaphor for things we work for, need, and desire in life.   It makes us happy. The […]

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Cheese, Fear and Laughing at Yourself

Tweet Fear The Unknown. Taking that first step. Fear Can be debilitating. There are fears in life and fears  in education.  A fear of trying something new, changing with the times,  giving it your all (even if it’s different) and giving something time to work.  Chances are, if your reading this you may not be […]

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