I’m back…3 1/2 years later.

My last blog post was in January 2019. I didn’t have much time to blog once I started teaching in 2017, then my site was hijacked. Yep, I was blocked out of my own site. I ignored it, like that would help, until recently. Yesterday, my brilliant IT-genius husband, Anthony, fixed it. Easily. I still […]

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Arkansas’ Summer Fun Place
Lazy River at Wild River Country

This is a sponsored post by Wild River Country. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view. As a new teacher, I’ve relished in my first summer break since I was in college (long, long ago). My kids and I have just been hanging out, having playdates, visiting family, […]

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Six Simple Ways to Use Storytelling as Teaching Tools
storytelling book

By Jim Weiss Stories are spectacularly successful learning tools. Many studies show that children whose parents tell and/or read stories to them from an early age turn out to be better readers and students later on. Furthermore, you are twenty times more likely to remember information if you learn it in a story than if […]

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We Need Global Problem Solvers

Global problem solvers are in high demand. Just google Re-Imagine Education and check out the wealth of conferences and events focused on what learning matters to ensure individuals have the skills to think like entrepreneurs and collaborate with people from all backgrounds.

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Why I Teach: A Manifesto
eStem Residents, day 2

I recently changed careers to teach at my kids’ school. During the first week of teacher professional development, we were asked to reflect on why we teach by writing our teaching manifesto. My Teaching Manifesto

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Summer Reading Parenting Tips

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5 STEM and Maker Apps and Games

School’s out! And that means it’s time to plan for what summer activities should be on schedule. What should you do to keep your kids from the summer slide and regressing academically on their summer break? STEM and maker apps and games. Traditionally, epidemic as the designated family vacation time, sildenafil summer travel was a […]

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The Importance of Reading to Kids

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. — Walt Disney I’ve written before about the importance of reading to kids on my blog here and here. Reading […]

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