Breakout o’ th’ Gangplank

Together again! I had the honor to present a session with the amazing Rayna Freedman at the MassCUE & MASCD Spring Leadership Conference, Lead Like a Pirate. We put a twist on the typical escape room. We showed how they could be used as a professional development tool in schools. “Breakout o’ th’ Gangplank” workshop …

Sometimes I can’t help but click on clickbait articles!

Every once in a while, I get pulled in. A clickbait “article” looks interesting and I get suckered in. This time? Every State Described by a Single Sarcastic Line from a Bitter Resident It was too good to resist. I’ll boil it down to the ones that really hit home – where I live, where …

The week after vacation . . . in Bitmojis!

By now I’m sure you know I’m a fan of Bitmojis. I thought it would be fun to predict the long week after vacation in Bitmojis.   Monday Morning Monday Midday Monday Afternoon Tuesday Morning Tuesday Midday Tuesday Afternoon Wednesday Morning Wednesday Midday Wednesday Afternoon Thursday Morning Thursday Midday Thursday Afternoon Friday Morning Friday Midday …

Kiva loan repayments are so exciting!

When my Entrepreneurship students make loans to aspiring entrepreneurs around the world via Kiva.org (our team page), it usually takes some time to get an update. I received notice today that one of our entrepreneurs has already repaid 18% of his loan to us! This is so exciting because it means that his business is doing …

I couldn’t say it better, so I won’t.

Recent events have hit us all hard. As a parent and a teacher, I’ve been wrestling with everything from two completely different points of view. How do I protect my child at his school and how do I protect my “children” at my school? I came across this letter and it really touched upon all …

CEE’s 2018 Survey of our States

Each year, the Council for Economic Education publishes the Survey of our States, a status report of personal finance and economics education in our schools. We’ve come a long way in the journey, but we still have a long way to go. Financial literacy is such an important topic to teach our children. Our students …

Phishing Attempts Have Gotten Personal

Since becoming the treasurer of a large nonprofit, I’ve experienced many phishing attempts that have taken things to the next level. No longer am I just receiving the generic emails from a Nigerian prince or a stranded “relative” traveling in another country. No, these new phishing emails are customized just for me! These phishers are doing …

We’re at the halfway mark!

We’re at the halfway mark of the school year! We made it through the first semester. And now we’ve made it through the first week of the second semester as well. I have three new Entrepreneurship classes, a new Personal Finance class, and will continue on with my existing Senior Online students. In Entrepreneurship, we’ll be starting …

MHS Entrepreneurs Make Donation to the Mansfield Animal Shelter

The Mansfield High School entrepreneurship students successfully ran a small business selling various homemade items during the fall semester. Students created their own “hand sauce” (hand lotion), chocolate-mint lip balm, hair scrunchies, and ornaments to learn about the process of starting and maintaining a business. They marketed and sold their items at school events and …

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I can’t say that I’m really going to miss 2017 very much. It was a year of struggle for me because of my ankle injury. I’m happy to say that I’ve made it through the worst of it. Although I will need another ankle surgery in 2018, I’m trying to focus on the …

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