Small Gratitudes

I’m attending a conference full of teachers. Teachers are grateful for the smallest things. Finding the “over the downtown” express lanes through Austin. Not being at school when a fire drill is scheduled. Getting to sit down to eat lunch. Finding unfamiliar faces who understand what we’re going through and sympathize. Having a lunch which […]

Continue Reading Add comment February 7th, 2014

Where Are They?

“Ms. G., you notice how the missing students are all girls and all on the basketball team?” I looked around the classroom. This was normally my fullest class but it was missing about a quarter of the students. “Huh,” I mused aloud. “Well, Daniel and Michaela both have the flu which leaves Erin, Deb, and […]

Continue Reading Add comment January 16th, 2013

Word of the Day: Astonished

24 hours ago, I was preparing for the Kimbell Event. Two teachers who had planned to attend had to cancel: one teacher’s father had a heart attack on Monday and she was on her way to Oklahoma to be with him; the other teacher had unexpected family pop in on her. I nearly cancelled for […]

Continue Reading Add comment November 21st, 2012

Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s Forty!

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth turns 40 years old this year. In honor of that event, the Kimbell curators are bringing out some of their long-hidden, rarely-displayed works of art. To honor the 40 years of patronage, the Kimbell is offering free admission from October 7th – December 30th. Join your colleagues in […]

Continue Reading Add comment October 25th, 2012

Chihuly PhotoWalk at the Dallas Arboretum

“Your event has been approved.” The words leapt out at me. I’d received the email approving my first official Discovery Educator Network (DEN), a photowalk at the Dallas Arboretum. Now that I’ve received approval, What do I do next? What do I do now? For some strange reason, research calms me. Rather than succumb to […]

Continue Reading Add comment October 5th, 2012


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