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A shocking surprise! 

Today’s lesson included everyone who wanted to try out the Van deGraaff. One student has many fears and anxiety. He wanted to try it, went back and forth teared up and all…. Finally I said, I’ll do it with you…. … Continue reading

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I want to #BeLikeBen

So it has been awhile since I blogged. I always want to make it meaningful… THURSDAY 11/12/15 This is my first NSTA Regional Convention! I’ve been to a few National Conventions but this is my first Regional. AND I’M HERE … Continue reading

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A Taste of Chicago #NSTA15 #coolscience

The Palmer House Hilton was spectacular. This is the lobby. The convention center was so big it took me 30 min to find one room I was meeting in! This is just one side of it. The city of Chicago … Continue reading

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Welcome Reception from NSTA’s President

Yes, I got myself invited to the President of NSTA’s Welcome Reception on the first night of the convention. Its how I roll. However I was fashionable late (real late) so the crowd had died down. It was more intimate … Continue reading

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Chicago 

I’m in mid air! Literally. Don’t know where I am except I see frozen water. And I’m in a plane.   I’m pretty excited, I have been sponsored by NSTA and DuPont to attend the National Science Teacher’s Convention … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up On Me

I have been affected by things students do and say. I have had many ups and downs of things that happened at school. I had many students with a less than optimum home life. But this was different. It is … Continue reading

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Fuel

I recently had an experience of a teacher’s lifetime. I got invited to my former students’ 20th high school reunion. It was a dream come true. I was able to see ‘my products’! Not many teachers get to see their … Continue reading

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Best Job in the World

I just found out that one of my former students just came in 4th in the International Brain Bee. I feel like a proud momma! There is just such pride in knowing this young man, seeing him grow and feeling … Continue reading

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The Power in Words

I have been practicing yoga for almost a year now. I fully understand being able to do poses is not what it is all about but I struggle with some basics. All the yogis tell you it isn’t a competition, … Continue reading

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Opportunity Looks A Lot Like Hard Work!

That quote goes to Ashton Kutcher. The reason goes to me! I have been blessed the past few years in my career. This year is no exception. First I had my first presentation outside the school district at a State … Continue reading

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