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About two years ago I decided that I knew the perfect way to get rich.  I’d create a lesson planning platform that had a dropdown menu of Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS).  It would only be a matter of time before I could hit the road schilling this amazing product and making money hand over […]

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As a new school year begins, teachers across the country are beginning the annual ritual of setting Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). This process is similar throughout the states – administering baseline assessments, getting to know your students, and finding that “sweet spot” where goals are rigorous, yet attainable. Once goals have been set and approved, […]

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Religion. Politics. Sexual Orientation. Breastfeeding. Abortion. Homeschooling. Salary. Buy or lease. Immigration. Organic.  In no particular order, these are some of the topics of conversation that I generally avoid talking about with complete strangers or getting in to verbal duels on Facebook about.  Sure, if you are in my inner circle, you might know how […]

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This is the second post in a three-part series on New Year’s Resolutions for next school year. The first post was about communication; the second post was about trying something completely out of your comfort zone. My students, my own children, and my husband will all back me up on this: I am never funny on purpose.  […]


Music (and the arts) are comfort food for the soul, the mind and the body. They nourish us in ways most don’t think about or recognize, but we love and turn to them when we are happy, sad or contemplative. They are staples in all our lives. We can’t live without music and the arts […]