Remote Education

Wow. Yesterday was tiring. Between doing my own work, and getting Landyn and Element to do their work…. whoa. Element was more interested in the magic she found from dangling her pen from a strand of hair, then creating a word math problem. We took a few breaks, made rice crispy treats! Their work is…

4 more weeks

Wow so much has happened in a week….yet so little at the same time! This time last week I was writing about how it felt after 3 days of being off of work. I feel different than I did last week, that’s for sure. Still a little uneasy, however I feel like this has strengthened…

Mother to Teacher

My previous role description no longer suits the current situation. Now more than ever I am fulfilling my role as a leader and a teacher. I feel right now we are all being called to step up, knowing ourselves deeper and sharing our gifts as they serve us in this moment in time.

COVID-19 FRI-13

The fog was really heavy as I drove in to work today. With the message from the governor last night, everything seems a little more surreal. While driving into work, my mind bounced around between many different thoughts: what was today going to be like? Will there be a lot of students out? Can we…

Glenstone Museum

The Maryland Art Education Conference this year was split into a two day conference, with Friday being a field experience day at different museums around the area and Saturday being conference workshops! On Friday I attended the Glenstone Museum for my field experience.  This was my first time at the museum and I was blown…

Hampton Art Experience

For the past 6 years the Historic Hampton Inc. non-profit has hosted an art show for any Maryland students and teachers to submit work inspired by Hampton National Historic Park.  It was always a wonderful show, however this year we decided to work with BCPS Visual Arts office to create our first Hampton Art Experience…

Natural History Society

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a private nonprofit dedicated to conserving Maryland’s natural heritage and educating its citizens on the natural sciences since 1929. We are a volunteer-run organization with a few part-time staff. We manage a small museum in Baltimore County where we offer programs, lectures, workshops, and courses on a wide…

Everyday is a good day…

Especially… When you notice how far left and right you can turn your healing wrist. When you finally can zip your pants half way up with your healing wrist. When you can carry your cup of coffee with your healing wrist. When you have loved ones willing to help when in need.

Day 13 – Relax

Relax he tells me, before he finished with the new cast… there are new pains and different sensations with this cast. I have use of my elbow now… but my muscles and tendons were stuck in one position for 11 days, so I’m dealing with that more so than the broken bone itself. While I’m…

Ambidextrous

Such a peculiar word…. From Latin ambi- ‘on both sides’ + dexter ‘right-handed’. Interesting Here is a post about what I am noticing about my time without being able to use my dominant hand. Sunday, August 11th, 2019 I fell from a ladder while painting the crease between the ceiling and wall, and I broke my radius bone and…

AVID

AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  AVID is a nonprofit created in San Diego by an English teacher named Mary Catherine Swanson. Mary noticed that teachers at Clairemont High School had low expectations for students bused in from disadvantaged areas of San Diego, which caused a belief that these students could not succeed. Swanson believed if…

Cromwell Valley Park

Yesterday and today I had the pleasure of attending another Baltimore County public schools Art teacher workshop, Plein Air Painting at Cromwell Valley park. This park is BEAUTIFUL! A hidden gem for sure. There are beautiful old structures, meadows, many different trees, and a beautiful creek! We found beautiful rocks, river glass, and a mulberry…