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Stephanie B.
Colonial Virginia
Re-entering the workforce and building my PLN.
Interests: Education, Technology, Literacy, Literature, Travel, Theater, Photography, Scrapbooking
Recent Activity
The past two summers were full of preparation for this year. I was taking classes to renew my license, learning all about technology in the classroom and reinventing myself as a classroom teacher after 12 years at home with my daughter. I was participating in twitter chats, taking webinars, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2012 at EduGirl 2.0
Back in February I participated in a #kinderchat on Twitter about preparing for absences and planning for subs. In discussing how some of these teachers prepare for a substitute teacher, I heard a new term: Sub Tub. This was an intriguing idea to me, so I did a little online... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at EduGirl 2.0
I took a look at the topic for Friday's early #gtchat and the topic was "INTENSITY: A Closer Look at the 5 Overexcitabilities". I drew a complete blank on the topic, but chat was getting started, so I made a quick intro and settled in to listen. To be honest,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2011 at EduGirl 2.0
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Reflecting on the #gtchat I participated in this past weekend: I am not a GT teacher, nor do I anticipate ever being a GT teacher. I am the sister in law of a GT man who has had a hand in producing a GT child that nearly lost all love... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at EduGirl 2.0
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After a decade-long hiatus as a SAHM, I am preparing to reenter the workforce as a full time elementary teacher. When I was teaching, I specialized in Pre-K, and unwisely let my credentials expire in a year I am embarrassed to mention. I am subbing and taking online courses through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at EduGirl 2.0
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I found recipe cards recently that said that, and I had to buy them for myself. I am not a good cook. I don't enjoy cooking, which means I don't do much to get better. I like to bake, but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Finding My Way...
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I have not read as much in the past year as I usually do. I am not entirely certain what accounts for this, but there's a good chance it's related to the fact that I started subbing in February. Caring for three kids this past summer probably cut into my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at EduGirl 2.0
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"It's New Year's Eve, and hopes are high Dance one year in, kiss one good-bye Another chance, another start So many dreams to tease the heart..." -The Perfect Year (Sunset Blvd.) August. That was the last time I posted anything... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at Finding My Way...
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I have been very neglectful of this blog. I think I really never developed any momentum with it, so it was that much easier to let it slide. I find myself forever stumped with what I will write about, so I was thrilled to find this Fall Blog Challenge over... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at EduGirl 2.0
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -Confucius It's a bit ironic that thousands of years later, we're still defending a simple truth proclaimed by an ancient Chinese philosopher. Students learn and retain more from the experience of project based learning than... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at EduGirl 2.0
Looking forward to this! Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at Finding My Way...
I posted this in May on my personal blog, before I created this blog. I wanted to move it over and share it here. It was just a few months ago that a friend posted a link on Facebook to a talk on TED by Sir Ken Robinson about how... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2010 at EduGirl 2.0
In 1991 I graduated from Syracuse University, a newly minted Elementary School teacher. A crowded job market and a last minute move later and I found myself "temporarily" teaching preschool. That temporary job lasted pretty much the next 10 years. Then, while living in India, we added this beautiful little... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at EduGirl 2.0
It was just a few months ago that a friend posted a link on Facebook to a talk on TED by Sir Ken Robinson about how schools kill creativity. At the time it was contributing to the decision I was... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2010 at Finding My Way...
LA! Nice to "see" you! Hope you are doing well!!
I have had this blog up for about 5 years now. I was still living in Japan when I started it. I had packed up my scrapbooking supplies to prepare to move back to the states, but I didn't want... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Finding My Way...
Today I was folding the laundry and I came across Em's shirt from the Broadway show Wicked. It is pink and simply says "Popular" across the front. That prompted some humming of this catchy tune. Here are some excerpts: Popular!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2010 at Finding My Way...
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Jan 3, 2010
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For much of today I thought it was really Friday the 13th and someone just hadn't told me. I had to cancel our vet appointment because the cats would shred me before they would let me crate them. I had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Finding My Way...
Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters were interviewed this morning on NPR's Morning Edition. You can read the article and listen to the story HERE. The story talks about how their show demonstrates science principles, and models well the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at Finding My Way...
I have wanted to post to the blog for the past two weeks. I have clicked the link to the Typepad dashboard several times, but I have come up empty on ideas for blog posts. I thought maybe if I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2009 at Finding My Way...
Glad to lend a hand! Your kids are amazing!
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I am currently taking a break from cleaning out a corner of the office. In a few minutes, when I am finished, I plan to bring a desk sized folding table in from the garage, wipe it down and create... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2009 at Finding My Way...