May 21, 2020

On March 19th, Making MY Plan: Self-Care During School Closings was posted. I knew that my educating and caregiving instincts were kicking into high gear and I needed to think beyond “one day at a time” and actively strategize ways to sustain efforts and energy long-term. I created “my plan” as a way to nourish myself- even amidst all that was happening. 

In school, we often talk about setting real...

March 19, 2020

Like many others, my mind has been preoccupied with thoughts of the children in my home, my extended family, students near and far, colleagues supporting all those students- and their own families… and of course, our community at large. Two days ago, I imagined writing a few different blogs, each with unique ideas and resources for preschoolers, elementary school students, and older students at ho...

June 21, 2017

It’s June. At least here in the Northeast, it has been a more mild spring and we haven’t had too many days of sweltering heat in our classrooms. However, even though the steamy start to summer seems late in coming, classrooms everywhere are already bustling with the nonstop hustle inherent in the last weeks of school. Fieldtrips, assemblies, picnics, orientations, summer birthday parties, end-of-y...

October 15, 2015

One of the privileges of my job is that I get to sit with teachers during professional development sessions, workshops, and study groups and witness the many ways teachers are showing up as learners.  In this post I highlight three main ways teachers are showing up that are worth our attention and our celebration.

Teachers show up when they lean in to the discomfort that change can bring.

Just when...

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