Celebrating Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code!

As a software industry career-changer and former coding nerd myself, I look forward to Computer Science Education Week and the Hour of Code every year! I started programming when I was around nine or ten years old. When I wrote my first lines of code in Basic on a green-screen Apple computer, and made my …

Entrepreneurship Sales – Parent Conference Night!

The MHS Entrepreneurship students have been hard at work! They will be selling their homemade products during parent-teacher conferences on Wednesday afternoon and evening outside room 113. Please stop by to see what they’ve been making. All proceeds will benefit the Mansfield Animal Shelter. Clay ornaments – $3 each Cinnamon ornaments – $3 each Scrunchies …

It’s Giving Tuesday!

After the frenzy of shopping for several days in a row, why not celebrate a day of giving? Five years ago, Giving Tuesday was born. Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the …

Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts is on Saturday!

This is the week! Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts is on Saturday. We’re so excited to share a great day of learning with you through this UNconference event. If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so on our website: edcampsemass.weebly.com. If you’re not able to attend, follow along with our hashtag #edcampsemass! This event would not …

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that everyone has a relaxing day filled with family, friends, and yummy food! Enjoy the break 😀

Presenting 2 Sessions at the NBEA Convention!

    The 2018 National Business Educators Association convention registration is live! Join your fellow business education colleagues in Baltimore March 27th – 31st to attend sessions, learn about best practices, meet exhibitors, network, and more! You could even attend one of my TWO sessions “Create an Escape Room Challenge in Your Classroom” (technology workshop) …

2017 Massachusetts STEM Summit

On Tuesday, I attended the Massachusetts STEM Summit at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. It was a great event with fantastic and inspiring keynote speakers! We heard from both Yvonne Spicer, Vice President of Advocacy & Educational Partnerships, National Center for Technological Literacy, Museum of Science (and Mayor-elect of Framingham, MA) and John C. Warner, President …

A Lesson On Passwords

Last week, my son came home from school very upset about being accused of writing an inappropriate comment on his classroom’s blog. I received an email from his teacher describing the same scenario that my son described. After a few back-and-forth emails with his teacher, I was able to prove to her that he didn’t …

Statewide STEM Summit for Girls

For the 4th year in a row, Mansfield High School will be sending a team of 10 female students to the Girls Statewide STEM Summit! Students will participate in full day of hands-on workshops exploring all areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The event takes place on April 8th (Sunday) at Regis College …

Veterans Day and My Father

As I reflect on everyone wishing veterans all the best today, I can’t help but think of the lost era of veterans like my father. My father served his country at a time when it wasn’t the “honorable” or “popular” thing to do. My father was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War. He went …

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