Taking Paths Less Traveled

Joyful Hiker. Mother. Teacher. Adventurer.

The concept behind anything Google, is that you are starting with a blank page, with endless possibilities. The creativity that Google Innovators are sharing with the education community is as exciting as it is inspiring. Using Google Slides to make your own story book, choose your own adventure story and integrate it all into a …

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When ever my district or union offers to send me to a conference I jump on the opportunity. I love conferences. The crowds, the energy, the inspiration.  Spring #CUE18 did not disappoint! Unfortunately, it is hard to hang onto the glow I get from a series of great sessions. When at the conference the energy …

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When I was looking for a teaching job, I never imagined that come Winter Break, I wouldn’t want to go back. In fact, all through college, as I heard over and over the statistics of early teachers changing careers, I thought, “Not me!”

Walking on campus during 6th grade recess was a bit of a culture shock. The first thing I noticed was how physically giant 6th graders are in comparison to the 1st graders! Next I noticed the attitudes that went along with the difference in size. One girl, on her cell phone, nearly smashed into me …

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I got an email today from the local elite charter school of which my children, and countless others, remain on the “waiting list”. This school, touted as promoting high standards for Math and Science and Technology sent this email to the Unfortunate Many still on the waiting list reminding parents of the level of standards students are …

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Today, as I reviewed the classes I am signed up for Fall Quarter my sister commented on how “intense” they were. Transnational Feminist Film, The Exceptional Child (Education), The Conditions of Education for Chicanos, and Religion & Violence are the names of the studies I will begin grappling with in just two short weeks. Over …

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Summer safety is essential to having a good time, especially around water. Spending time in the pool to cool off is sure to be your children’s favorite pastime in the coming months. Parents of children as young as a year old can begin teaching pool safety by playing a few pool games. The first element …

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