Monthly Archives: August 2017

Adventures 31 August 2017

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing the premier of Frozen The Broadway Musical in Denver, before it even hits Broadway. My son and my great-niece came along and we really enjoyed the show. The music was wonderful, the … Continue reading

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Teaching 30 August 2017

At the end of school, last year, I sat at my empty desk. I’d packed up all my teaching gear, collected over the last fifteen years and I’d hauled the boxes out to my pick-up: mostly really good books, some … Continue reading

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Professional Development 24 August 2017

Professional development is important, no matter what your profession is. But, if it is just “busy work” as my students will tell you they’ve had enough of, then it is a waste of time, and time is precious. Don’t get … Continue reading

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What the Day Brings 22 August 2017

Greeted by fog as I ran this morning was kind of cool because the stars were out overhead but I couldn’t see the sides of the road. By the time I turned around to head home, the fog had lifted … Continue reading

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Writing 17 August 2017

The two summer courses I’m taking in my creative writing master’s program are coming to their end this week. Both “signature” assignments, which will end up in my portfolio, are due. I’ve been writing and revising them all quarter as … Continue reading

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Teaching 16 August 2017

Whether I teach in a brick and mortar or online, the start of school is much the same. There are meetings to attend, to refocus after the summer and to plan all the great ideas we’ve had, to inspire students. … Continue reading

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Last Hike 10 August 2017

Elaine, my best hiking partner, and I hiked, along with my adult children, our last summer hike this week as teachers head back to school. We usually end our season with a 14er, but weather being what it can be … Continue reading

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