Author Archives: Jane


TED – Ideas Worth Spreading

Do you like to watch videos?  Do you need a video for a PD that you’re planning?  Do you want to feel inspired?  Then you have to check out TED at  According to their Web site, “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference


Change Your Font and Save Some Money!

Are you aware that, according to research, the font entitled Century Gothic uses 1/3 less ink than some of the standard fonts like Times New Roman and Arial?  The blog post you’re reading is written in Century Gothic, size 11.  As you can see, it’s a nice clean sans serif font.  With tight budgets, saving


Easy Bib – A Free Way to Cite Your Sources

As I read Barb’s post earlier today, I was reminded of Easy Bib, a free online bibliography maker that allows you to create a bibliography almost painlessly.  The free version cites the sources in MLA format.  Once you’ve entered your sources, you can export the bibliography in RTF or MS Word format.  This has saved me countless hours when


Giving Thanks

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I’m thinking about what I am thankful for.  My life is filled with many blessings – far too many to list here – but I’d like to highlight a couple: First, I am thankful to be alive.  After experiencing a serious accident four years ago, I am grateful that I survived


Awash in Acronyms

It seems that every time we turn around there are new acronyms that have joined the education jargon.  Maybe I’m wrong, but Connecticut seems to have more than its share.  Here are a few that are popular these days.  They’re arranged in alphabetical order, not by the order of the number of times you’ll hear