“How Should I Pose for the Camera?” In our era of daily digital photos, the question of how to pose is everywhere… but is particularly symbolic — and sometimes even fraught — for women to decide. How female bodies are angled or female faces are formed for pictures (and in life, for that matter) sends messages.… [Read More]
Learning Around the World:
Though I am a classroom teacher, this site is about the learning that takes place beyond a school's walls. We can learn everywhere! Use these articles to explore our world's joys...
Even the Hotel Carpets Knocked my Socks Off! I was prepared to be stunned by the unique antique decorations of the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Western Massachusetts — after all, the hotel is almost 250 years old. However, I was not expecting what a WILD mix of old and new sights exist in this… [Read More]
Every year, I declare the best destination of my 365 days of travel that I think readers would most enjoy. The past two winners were classic vacation pleasers: the Caribbean island of Curacao, and fairytale Quebec City, Canada. Few of you, however, saw this year’s pick coming… My favorite place I traveled this year was Pittsburgh! Are you surprised???… [Read More]
“This town is so cute, my teeth hurt,” I gasped as we motored up Central Street, past a real-life covered bridge. Woodstock, VT is an ideal romantic New England getaway. Bite-sized and delightful, Woodstock is a tourist favorite for a reason. We shall dive shortly into all the things to do in the town, but first…… [Read More]
“Something’s different,” I gasped to my husband upon returning home from our weekend at the Woodstock Inn & Resort in central Vermont. “I’m… I’m… not crabby anymore!” It’s now been a week since we finished our stay, and I can definitively state that this mini-vacation has had potent, positive, and lasting effects. Let’s back up… [Read More]
When a local Boston tour company invited me to check out their new food and mural arts tour of Central Square in Cambridge, MA, I agreed on the following condition: my current intern teacher, in addition to a certain former student, would need to attend, too. Why? Harmonie and Steph are delightful to hang out with,… [Read More]