Fresh Mascara and a New Shade of Lipstick….

With a few days off from work for the holiday, I've had time to stalk revisit and explore blogs in more depth than my usual 4:30 AM reads.  Man, you guys have some cool stuff out there! But you already knew that, didn't you? I hope you don't mind, but I've borrowed a few ideas.  Thanks for the inspiration.   Result? Like a … Continue reading Fresh Mascara and a New Shade of Lipstick….

Tell Us About Yourself: Sending an Introvert Into a Tailspin

Freaked out at the thought of having to introduce yourself to strangers?   Several months ago I blogged about my BIG discovery {here}, after reading Susan Cain's, Quiet: The Power of Introverts, last December.  What a great read!  In it, she discusses introverts in our society and society's response to them.  She writes, "The bias against introversion leads to … Continue reading Tell Us About Yourself: Sending an Introvert Into a Tailspin

Early Childhood Ed: Tykes, Testing, and (Future) Teachers

This post was first published in 2011.  At the time, I was a member of our district's CTE Instructional Support team.  Since then, I returned to my own academic classroom, where I've spent the past three+ years.  Now, with a wish to return to CTE, I'm sharing an answer to the question I get from … Continue reading Early Childhood Ed: Tykes, Testing, and (Future) Teachers

Classroom 411: An Interactive Training Session Leads to New Ideas

Recently, a dedicated group of twenty educators and industry experts from Valencia Community College, Orange County Public Schools (Career and Technical Education), and Osceola County Public Schools (Career & Technical Education) met on a Saturday to participate in a lively staff development training session that explored ways to build "classroom community" regardless of the environment: live, online, or hybrid, and more … Continue reading Classroom 411: An Interactive Training Session Leads to New Ideas