Tag Archives: Inspiration-Motivation


DEN members are a VERY  productive group- In fact, you are all just about the best multi-taskers that I know!  With all that we do at school & in the DEN, it’s easy to forget that we all actually have lives outside of our jobs too-  you know, Moms, Dads, Husbands, Wives- all that good


 Just a few of my favorite Thanksgiving “quotes”to help get you in the spirit of the day 🙂 The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts … nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. –H. W. Westermayer Be thankful every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which

Pass It On…

  Whether you’re a teacher or the friend of one, I hope you’ll appreciate the analogy. Be sure to read to the end…   No Dentist Left Behind My dentist is great! He sends me reminders so I don’t forget checkups.  He uses the latest techniques based on research. He never hurts me, and I’ve

In Your Dreams…

What did you dream about as a young child? What do you still dream about today? Is it really any different?… One of our colleagues has the unique opportunity to fullfill a dream held by more people than any of us could possibly imagine- To Carry the Olympic Torch! Linda Bilak, STAR Discovery Educator, is

Celebrate Your Independence!

July 4th reminds us not only to appreciate & celebrate our country’s independence, but also to be thankful for all of our individual freedoms; none of which would be possible if not for courageous, brave people who embrace their talents without shrugging off their inherent sense of responsibility to mankind (I know, I know, way

Three Cheers for the Tribeca Film Festival!

Last Saturday, I was given a great opportunity by the Discovery Educator Network to attend a Discovery Film premier at the Tribeca Film Festival.  I joined my fellow DEN members, Jennifer Dorman, Marti McGrath & Beverly Plein for the premier of Doubletime, an amazingly inspirational documentary about competitive jump roping (yes that sport actually exists-

Pay Attention

Thought I’d share Steve Dembo’s most recent post (the video below) from his DEN blog, Digital Passports– If you haven’t been there yet, you really should go get your passport stamped… Thanks for the inspiration/motivation, Steve! Here’s my comment to his post (visit Steve’s DEN blog to read others- great energy there!) "Just the VOLUME