Creating And Raising a Baby is a Wild Ride! On my seven year anniversary of becoming pregnant with our firstborn child, I find myself thinking deeply about all that we women experience in the world of fertility, pregnancy, and new motherhood. Now, to be… [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...
How Can Next Year Be Even Better? There is a lot I can’t write on this site of mine because it’s not a fit for its 1,500-readers-a-day situation and my career, but I can tell you that 2019 — exactly ten years since I… [Read More]
What Does Improving Lives Involve? As a teacher of both adults and teens for the past 16 years, it turns out that some of the most important and impactful lessons I’ve taught have been about LIFE — not just English. For the first time,… [Read More]
Where do Creative Ideas Come From? I’ve been a public school teacher for 15 years (yay, high school and middle school!), and though I’m technically labeled an English or ELA instructor, I also consider myself an art teacher. What makes me an art teacher,… [Read More]
A Great Attraction in Northern VT Near Stowe… Whether or not you are a wine lover, Boyden Valley Winery & Spirits in Cambridge, Vermont makes a wonderful day trip if you’re in the area. Not only is the setting splendid (rolling mountains and emerald… [Read More]
See the hometown of Fred Rogers in Pennsylvania! Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a beautiful part of my childhood, and it’s been a delight to see my own children rapt at Fred’s show. Much was my excitement, then, in realizing that there is an entire… [Read More]