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]
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...
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]
The Importance of Boston’s Greenspace: I’ve lived in Boston most of my life, and my #1 favorite thing about this city is the network of parks that stretch across it — a feature poetically named: The Emerald Necklace. This 1,200-acre park system was created… [Read More]
“Do you consider yourself an ‘Influencer?’” My former student, Savannah, popped this awkward question as we swung open the doors to “Happy Place,” the surreal pop-up photography playground that zinged into Boston this month. “Um…” I stalled, grappling for an appropriately inspiring answer to explain… [Read More]