A Summer of Creative Experiences

By | 2017-05-30T08:15:18+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

Four years ago I had an idea for a summer of creative experiences.  I called it my Educator Recovery Program (ERP) for those who needed to recharge after a tough school year or an Arts Immersion Program (AIP) for [...]

Collaborate?! When? How?

By | 2017-06-12T08:48:43+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

One of the hardest things about teaching is the lack of time to actually talk/collaborate/share with colleagues.  It can be a very lonely profession.  Although I do see school systems trying to facilitate more collaboration among teachers, I also [...]

Changing Brains to Foster Success

By | 2017-02-22T01:47:55+00:00 February 22nd, 2017|

You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.  How true, how true.  Especially in our classrooms.  We can provide exciting learning opportunities for our students; we can provide them with skills, strategies and techniques [...]

The Show Must Go On!

By | 2017-01-31T20:44:49+00:00 February 1st, 2017|

So ended the first article I wrote last year about the experience of producing a musical at a school that had never produced a musical before.  The production team, the parents and the students all came together and we [...]

Cultivating Courage

By | 2017-01-18T00:14:50+00:00 January 18th, 2017|

In this week where we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and we prepare to inaugurate our next president, the word that comes to my mind is courage.  When I think about the courage that it took Dr. King to [...]