Author Archives: Dacia JONES

Why Join the Den?

DEN: The Discovery Education Network! The DEN is a community of educators who share. Nope- that is too general…..it is a family of dedicated, passionate believers in the well-being of students, who become part of your life and stay there. Over the past two years, I have been blessed beyond measure with these friends called

My DEN Summer Institute Reflection…….

So what was DENsi for me? 1400 miles, 150 educators, 10 days, revisiting old friends, making new ones, singing the “Sound of Music” soundtrack at the Von Trapp Family Lodge, 3 cones of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, Shelburne Museum, a Lake Monster baseball game, grant-writing sessions, 3-hour cruise on Lake Champlain, visit to Urgent Care, 14

I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

I always laugh when I see that commercial. I don’t know why. I mean- it is pretty sad…the old man or lady are lying on the floor and they can’t move. I couldn’t understand why they were in that predicament and why they couldn’t get themselves up…..until TODAY!  I am tired. I mean really tired!

Grants R’ Us

I had the most amazing privilege of attending DENSI 2012 last summer in Bozeman, Montana. I met some of the most beautiful and talented people that I have ever known in education. We learned, ate, raced, danced, blogged, videoed, traveled, laughed, and then we unconferenced! During this unconference time about 15 people gathered and spent

Tweet Anxiety!

Yesterday was quite an interesting day on Twitter! The DEN Stars were tweeting anxiously to find out if anyone had heard about DENSI 2013. At first it was fun and light-hearted! Just cute little comments saying, “I can’t wait” or “So nervous”. At around noon (EST), the tweets became more intense….”Has anyone heard anything? ”

Need Money?

If you are an educator, I am sure that you are yelling YES at the screen right now. Funding our dreams in the classroom can be very expensive and unfortunately our schools can’t always help out. Have you tried websites like Donors Choose? Simple, simple to join and a very easy to write proposal. You

The dreaded phone call!

I want to give you a heads-up, this blog has NOTHING to do with school. Just needed to share with my friends. We (my husband and I) got the dreaded phone call today. You know the one- where someone on your daughter’s phone says, “Hi this is….your daughter has been in an accident. Can you come

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