Janelle

Author's details

Date registered: June 28, 2009
URL: http://stretchingforward.mrswilsonscience.com

Biography

Space geek, science nerd extraordinaire. That's me! Want to know more, visit the About page.

Latest posts

  1. The teacher job hunt: US vs UK — April 21, 2017
  2. A Transatlantic move with a dog and two cats — April 19, 2017
  3. I want adventure in the great wide somewhere… — April 17, 2017
  4. Adjusting to an alternate reality — April 14, 2017
  5. A Goodbye Sendoff — May 24, 2016

Most commented posts

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  3. Hey Readers, are you out there? — 25 comments
  4. Ask the Blog: What’s Stretching Forward all about? — 20 comments
  5. Why you should sign up for the launch #NASAtweetup for #STS133 — 15 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 21

The teacher job hunt: US vs UK

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Job hunting for a teacher position in the UK is quite a bit different than it is in the US. Although I wouldn’t say my job hunting experience in the US was extensive, I did teach in two of the largest districts in the country in three different positions. Generally when applying for positions with …

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Apr 19

A Transatlantic move with a dog and two cats

Waiving goodbye in Atlanta

Moving can be stressful. Moving to another country can be very stressful. Moving to another country with a large dog and two cats in tow can be incredibly stressful! Getting ready for the big move to England was an adventure, and this part of the story focuses on getting my dog (Devon, golden retriever), two …

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Apr 17

I want adventure in the great wide somewhere…

Cotswolds countryside

This weekend, we finally went to the movie theater to see Beauty and the Beast. (I’ll leave comparisons of US vs UK movie going experiences for another day.) Beaty and the Beast has always been my favorite Disney animated movie since first seeing it in high school. I even had it on VHS (and have …

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Apr 14

Adjusting to an alternate reality

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Since June (2016), I’ve been adjusting to a “new normal” (one of my husband’s favorite expressions). Perhaps I’ve been reading too much fantasy/scifi lately, but I feel like I’ve been plucked from my normal, comfortable reality to a slightly different, alternate one. There are so many things about living in England that are the same …

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May 24

A Goodbye Sendoff

Last week, the multimedia students (which include several of my former students), my colleagues, and students completely surprised me with this beautiful video sendoff. I asked one of my former students who does a lot with our video program if he could help me with a video. So, they also conspired to make this, the …

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May 17

Making Leaders #MakerEd

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I love the Maker Movement. It affords kids opportunities to create and do amazing things. We provide them the tools and the space and allow them to be creative, to put their own spin on learning. Last year, we hosted our first Maker Fest. We held it at our school and called it the CDAT …

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May 11

Big changes ahead

I’m not sure how it’s been almost a year since my last post. That’s just embarrassing. It’s been a transitional year, and I suppose that partly explains it. So what’s been happening? My husband is from England. He’s been in the US since 1999, and he’s been incredibly home sick for a few years now. …

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