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February 2015 entries

Nature vs. Nuture?

Is anyone else out there really sick of winter? I know it sounds cliche, but it's usually around this time of year that I start wondering if I should invest in one of those SAD treatment lights.

The treadmill remains a fantastic investment. I ran 5 miles today, as the snow came down on my cancelled musical rehearsal. As we were essentially trapped in the house today, I couldn't help but wonder if we could feasibly pick up and move to another climate. I mean, they must teach English in Hawaii, or even in South Carolina, right?

I looked into our summer beach options instead. I suppose, for now, that will have to suffice.


What a fun day!

I spent the day at my school, and Mike spent the day at his school, both working in our respective musicals. We Ogres in Far Far Away had a blast!

We made the last suitcase for our three little pigs, made several props, worked with stage make up (ok, Aidan got a little off track), and even managed to rehearsal for a few hours! Phew. I'm exhausted.

What a fun day!

What a fun day!

What a fun day!

What a fun day!

What a fun day!


Never Off Duty

No names being mentioned here, but just want to share a teaching opportunity I had tonight. A few students were venting about school online, and I privately messaged them and advised them against venting in such a public forum. They responded in a very mature way, apologized, and took down the post thread. We had an awesome conversation about proper use of social media, AND none of it would have happened if I weren't "friends" with students on Facebook.

It's a controversial topic, and I agree that teachers need to be very cautious in this day and age. But, we can also help kids navigate the waters of 21st century technology, communication, and professional behavior.