Category «Recognition»

Another successful semester for my Entrepreneurship students!

Every semester, my Entrepreneurship students amaze me. They run a small business to learn how to run a small business. They learn by doing. They learn in a hands-on environment. They learn that a business doesn’t always run smoothly. And, boy, did they learn that this semester! The semester started off in the typical fashion. …

Teacher Spotlight!

I had the honor of being contacted by the Jump$tart Coalition a few weeks ago to see if I’d like to be featured in the Teacher Spotlight as an innovative educator of financial literacy. Of course, I said YES! My conversation with the amazing Heather McElrath evolved from simply catching up to turning into the …

2017 Finalist for STEM Teacher of the Year

This post is a little overdue. I just noticed that it was sitting un-posted in my WordPress drafts folder from May. Oops! Better late than never ­čÖé I’m honored to be┬árecognized as a finalist for the 2017 STEM Teacher of the Year by the Hall at Patriot Place.┬áEven though I wasn’t selected in the end, …

A semester of great accomplishments!

This is the weekend of transition for teachers who have semester-long courses. I said goodbye to my first semester students on Friday and will say hello to all new students on Monday. It was a great fall semester despite the hiccups from a new school schedule, teaching a brand new course, and the implementation of …

Massachusetts STEM Summit

This past Tuesday, I was able to attend the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the DCU Center in Worcester. It was a great day of learning and sharing among educators and community members from around the state. I was very excited to co-present a session called Let You Inner Child Out in the STEM Playground with …

100 Massachusetts Educators to Follow on Twitter

As a complete surprise, I learned that I was included in the 100 Massachusetts Educators to Follow on Twitter! Wow, what an honor to be included among so many superstars. These are educators whom I already admired and respected so much. Whether you’re on Twitter or not, take a moment to check out these educators …

Jump$tart National Conference (a little late!)

I thought I had blogged about this event earlier, but the quickly approaching holidays and trimester end at school fogged my brain. So here it is, my reflection on the Jump$tart National Conference. Thanks so much to Visa Practical Money Skills!  I was selected as one of seven educators nationwide to receive a scholarship to attend …

Innovative Educator of the Month!

I am happy and humbled to announce that I was selected as the Visa’s Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator of the month!  Here’s the very nice article that was written about my accomplishments in financial literacy education.Visa’s Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator of the Month

Thank you for our STEM-tastic challenges, part II

I previously posted photos of the items received in the STEM-tastic challenges project with donorschoose.org. I received the rest of the goodies and wanted to post a photo of them as well. I assure you that these items will all come together to make fun and engaging STEM project, even though they look like the …

My week at the Siemens STEM Institute

This is a post that I should have written quite a while ago. I haven’t put it off because of laziness, but because I’ve really been struggling to find the right words that will do this topic justice. Back in March, I was notified that I had been selected as one of fifty (yes, 5-0) …

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