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 …

NextGenPF Podcast Guest!

I was happy to be asked back as a guest on the NextGenPF‘s podcast a few weeks ago to discuss my love of financial literacy, technology tools, and how I use current events in the classroom. Thanks to the awesome folks at NGPF for the great things they do to support financial literacy in the classroom, …

MHS Entrepreneurship Sales at the Mansfield Christmas Market (12/16)

My Entrepreneurship students have been hard at work creating homemade items to sell at the Mansfield Christmas Market on Saturday (12/16). Items include Mansfield “Hand Sauce” Lotion, chocolate mint lip balm, scrunchies of various patterns, lotion bars, cinnamon ornaments, and clay ornaments. Students will be donating their proceeds to the Mansfield Animal Shelter, their charity of …

Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts, WOW!

It’s been a week since we wrapped up Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts and I’m still riding the high! We had such a fantastic day of learning, sharing, networking, and laughing. I would be remiss if I did not thank the many sponsors and donors who made this event possible. Without them, we would not have the space …

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 …

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