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I Don’t Always Wear My Heart On My Sleeve, But When I Do, It’s In Haiti

I Don’t Always Wear My Heart On My Sleeve, But When I Do, It’s In Haiti

 Sa ki rete nan kè-m dòmi lakay: What is still in my heart sleeps at my home. – Haitian Proverb This post is scheduled to publish as I leave for Haiti very early on Thursday morning. This will be my third trip to Haiti, the first since the 2010 earthquake. I’m writing this post because I’ve […]

A Gift Ten Years in the Making

A Gift Ten Years in the Making

“Life is full of sniffles, sobs and smiles. With sniffles predominating.” ― O. Henry, The Gift of the Magi But not on Christmas. Especially this Christmas. It is what you make of it, isn’t it? You do the things that fill you with Christmas spirit from listening to favorite holiday stories to preparing gifts for […]

ETTSummit 2017

ETTSummit 2017

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust I’m just back home from two days at the EdTechTeacher ETTSummit in Boston and want to write a few lines to keep the inspiration alive that I felt there. I go to a […]

Flat Stanley’s Adventures on the East Coast

Flat Stanley’s Adventures on the East Coast

My middle level art education friend, September, who lives in Michigan, asked over social media for volunteers to take a Flat Stanley for her daughter, Lennie, who is in first grade. Of course, ever since my son was in first grade and had a Flat Stanley returned by President Clinton along with a packet of […]

Feeding Time Ain’t Pretty With Great Egrets

Feeding Time Ain’t Pretty With Great Egrets

I usually use this blog to update my students’ parents, the school community, or my network of art educators about what is happening in the art room. I’m making an exception for this event my husband and I stumbled upon in the St. Andrews State Park in Panama City Beach, Florida, when we were in town for […]