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Developing a Sense of Exploration, Wonder, Curiosity and Adventure in your Classrooms

I am privileged to have been a mentor for the National Geographic Educator Certification program for the past five years. Each quarter, I have the amazing opportunity to meet, learn with, mentor and guide educators from around the world who … Continue reading

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GO Explore! Developing an Explorer Mindset in Yourself and Your Students

This blog post was written as part of my National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions Teacher Fellowship. It is a “Strategy Share” in hopes of giving teachers a few ideas as to how they can develop an Explorer Mindset in their students. The … Continue reading

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Getting High

I’m going to come right out and say it. I’m an addict. I can’t get enough of it. It makes me feel so damn good. My family is hooked too. Normally we don’t have to travel more than a minute … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Whoa! It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged! It’s not that I haven’t thought about it or had things to write about, it’s simply finding the time! The last time I blogged was when we first “pivoted” to Emergency … Continue reading

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It isn’t a pivot, it’s a giant leap

There has been no other time in my career that I have been more proud to be a teacher. Collectively, teachers from around the world have joined hands and taken a giant leap into the unknown waters of “Emergency Distance … Continue reading

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Her Story

How do you use story telling to inspire? I’ve used children’s books to tell the story of environmental activists to inspire my students. BUT, I’ve also gone further and was fortunate to invite the author and main character of The … Continue reading

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Let’s Paddle to the Sea Together!

Learning is a journey.  The sharing of stories is probably the greatest source of traditional learning.  Story telling comes in many forms; oral, written and video. Today, the ability to share stories has never been easier, thus the opportunities for … Continue reading

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Our Kids’ Spelling is Atrocious.

I recently had a text conversation with a friend. It’s a conversation that certainly isn’t exclusive to her child. In fact, I might argue that my own ten year old son’s spelling is atrocious as well. I know when I … Continue reading

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My Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship Journey

I was recently asked to deliver a presentation to my School Board about my Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship experience aboard the National Geographic Quest. I figured I’d share my presentation in case others might be interested in knowing how a grade … Continue reading

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GO! Explore!

Part of my commitment as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow is to bring my experience back to my classroom. I spent a lot of time reflecting on how I could best leverage my experience to encourage kids to find their own “inner … Continue reading

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