Engaging Parents Through Student Health

Engaging Parents Through Student Health

Like many educators, the subject of school comes up in conversation in all kinds of settings. Recently, I was sitting at a wedding reception, enjoying the blissful scene of the newly-married couple showing off their tutored first dance when my cousin-in-law’s wife sat...
New Google Features to Aid Educators

New Google Features to Aid Educators

Last week Google announced a slew of new features and updates to its increasingly ubiquitous platform at annual Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco. As a heavy Google user I’m excited about most of the changes and anticipate the continued growth of...
Intersecting Common Core Standards

Intersecting Common Core Standards

Excitement! Not what was expected when we recently attended an NSTA Webinar sponsored by The NSTA Learning Center, for familiarizing ourselves with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how they intersect with Common Core in Mathematics and English Language...
Visiting Google Art Project

Visiting Google Art Project

In a recent blog post, I shared my impression of the Becoming Vogh show at the Denver Art Museum. Van Gogh became my teacher in absentia through this wonderfully curated show and I was fortunate to be in Denver when it was happening. Since it’s not always possible to...
Words, Words, Words

Words, Words, Words

I’ve always been a talker.  When I was about three years old, my parents would proudly show off what my dad always called my “proclivity for language” by asking me, in front of visiting company, to say what was then said to be the longest name in the Philadelphia...