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My year so far has been busy and filled with many challenges. Sometimes they are disheartening and demotivating. When I am in a moment of chaos I go into panic mode and anxiety sets in. 105 more words


Blame it on Glenda

Blame Glenda Jackson. I reserved tickets for Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women (he always has the name before and above the title) for Easter weekend. 419 more words


Teaching Philosophy

Over my career in schools, Anne Lamott’s words on writing inĀ Bird by Bird have helped to shape a wider philosophy. Both in the classroom with students and with colleagues refining their teaching, I strive to create a particular atmosphere, that of holding a space for exploration, for vulnerability, a place to try things out so that we may progress. 595 more words

Teaching & Education

Time for a break

The school term is coming to an end which means that we get to slow the pace down a bit. After the term I had, I really need a break but it is not a holiday. 167 more words


Mean-Spirited or Just Spirited?

Just finished our school production of Once in a Lifetime by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart (teaser pic above). The students loved doing it, and the audience enjoyed. 245 more words



A good thing about taking on more than you usually handle is discovering that you can do it.

That doesn’t mean you want to keep handling it all. 16 more words

Teaching & Education

2.15.18: Introducing Modern Dance to 8-Year-Olds - An Experiment

I was recently tasked with leading the modern dance portion of Boston Ballet’s Citydance program – where over 380 third-graders are offered free dance education at Boston Ballet’s studios. 867 more words