We lost the stars…

In the ever advancement of society and technology, we often forget to stop and think about what we have lost. As I was watching the most recent of episode of Cosmos (“Sisters of the Sun”), Neil deGrasse Tyson mentioned that we lost the stars with the advent of electric lights. The other day as we… Continue reading We lost the stars…

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Funding Inspiration

I received a letter in my post box yesterday from a student in my neighborhood. It made me sad. It reminded me of how difficult it is to fully fund inspiring activities for students in our school systems. The letter explained that two teams from our local middle school (not where I teach) won the… Continue reading Funding Inspiration


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” There are times when I am sitting in meetings at school or reading articles about education that these lines from Princess BrideĀ float around in my mind. The education sector is known for its “edubabble” as we make up words… Continue reading Inconceivable!

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What’s the word?

My students are currently engrossed in a new iPhone/Android game called What’s the Word? In each level of the game, you are presented with four photos, a set of letter space boxes, and eleven letters to help you spell out the word. The four pictures represent the word in some way. Some of them are… Continue reading What’s the word?

What’s your reputation?

I was reminded this week that we all have a reputation. When you work in a school, it’s just a fact. People will talk about you – parents, students, other teachers, administrators, etc. Even though I knew this in theory, it wasn’t something I have really spent a lot of time considering. During pre-planning and… Continue reading What’s your reputation?