Category Archives: Education

Best and Worst of My Week

T.V. Viewing- Best: Watching my favorite 3TV intern/writer pass, freshly pressed scripts, to the anchors. Worst: Watching the horrific spills in skiing and skating at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Dining Out- Best: Lunch at NCOUNTER on Mill.  They have a … Continue reading

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Who Needs To Be A Rock Star

In case I haven’t mentioned it before, I absolutely love being a teacher! I know we are not the highest paid professional, we put in long hours(despite what others, not in education, may tell you) and we often read in … Continue reading

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Best and Worst of My Week

Student Quotes–                                                                             … Continue reading

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Thinking Maps

I have been very fortunate in my teaching career, to have taught for districts/schools that value professional development.  I have attended more than my fair share of PD.  Some have been good, some so-so, and some life changing.  Thinking Maps … Continue reading

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Empty Nest

My husband and I are empty nesters! How did this happen? On January 17, 1992, Jason and I welcomed Tessa Anne to our family. She was perfect!  I had been babysitting since the age of twelve, so I felt very … Continue reading

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Trials of Being a Teacher

When did it become acceptable for kids to be rude? Over the past few years, I have noticed a steep increase in disrespectful behavior in children. As a teacher, I see this inappropriate behavior both at school, and in my … Continue reading

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Slow Down To Catch Up

As a reading intervention teacher I constantly have to remind myself to slow down so my students can catch up. I have to balance the sense of urgency to bring the students up to grade level in reading, with what … Continue reading

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