The August Report

August has been a symbolic month. First and foremost, I started to walk again! This was after 3 months of being off my feet and reliant on my scooter. Walking has been a huge accomplishment on its own. I started bearing weight with my crutches, went down to one crutch, then hobbled around in my walking boot. …

Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts is LIVE!

We’re doing it again! After such a great inaugural year of Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts, we’re happy to announce that this year’s event has been set for December 2nd at Norton Middle School in Norton, MA. Registration is now live and ready to go! What is Edcamp? Edcamp is a form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and …

A retrospect on #geekyshirtfriday and 2016-2017

We all look forward to Friday for obvious reasons, but I found another reason a couple of years ago. A dear friend of mine (@aserkin for those of you who would like to follow another super awesome teacher) started wearing “nerdy” shirts related to science, specifically chemistry. I loved the concept and adapted it to all …

Building Learning Communities

Due to my broken ankle and travel restrictions, I was not able to attend ISTE this year in San Antonio. I quickly began searching for an alternative professional development opportunity for the summer and was able to take advantage of the Building Learning Communities (BLC) conference for the first time. Here are some of my …

The July Report

As promised, I’m making the most of the rest of my downtime this summer. I tackled some personal and professional goals in the month of July. and still managed to have some fun even though I couldn’t walk or drive. I made a baby blanket for a little boy expected in September! I just love these …

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 …

Happy Summer & My Extended Vacation

As we begin the 4th of July weekend, the traditional start of summer, I think about how my “summer” actually got a head start back in May. I decided to write this post to explain my absence from blogging and social media for the better part of May and June . . . and to kick …

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 🙂 I’m honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 2017 STEM Teacher of the Year by the Hall at Patriot Place. Even though I wasn’t selected in the end, …

2017 MassSaves Summit

This post is coming online a little later than I intended, but better late than never! I attended the Statewide Summit on Financial Capability (MassSaves Summit) at Worcester State University two weeks ago. The summit brought together professionals from many industries, including banking, community organizations, education, and public agencies to work towards the common goal of …

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