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The Value in Arts

While I’m tired, groggy, and in a consistent haze due to allergies, here we are, back in the classroom from our short-lived spring break. In all honesty, some days, it takes careful thinking and mindfulness to remember the positives that … Continue reading

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Meditation Cheat Code

It’s all over the news, internet, or the featured books at a library. Meditation and mindfulness are growing strong as tools to help people with a variety of problems, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or the inability to keep their … Continue reading

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Daily Design

In a way, I have always been envious of engineers and their ability to sketch, collaborate, and brainstorm a solution to problem x, y, or z. In my own classroom, I feel like I’ve spent the entire year implementing different … Continue reading

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The New Teacher Movies

If you Google “teacher movies,” it looks like there really haven’t been very many recent ones, especially looking into the past decade. However, many of them exist–on Netflix as documentaries. In my current equity class, we have been assigned two different … Continue reading

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Happy Hiking!

This Saturday, it was rainy, cold, and miserable. Driving around the DMV was an absolute nightmare. 24 hours later, it seems like nearly everyone is outside taking a walk, grabbing a bite to eat, or just being outside to be … Continue reading

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“What’s your five-year plan?”

I hadn’t heard that question much since I started teaching three years ago. Back then, I could answer pretty confidently. Fast forward about two years into my teaching career. This summer,  I took five post-its and laid out my new … Continue reading

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So About Those Resolutions…

I like to think of February as the time to really get the resolutions into gear and fine-tune them. For myself, I had some pretty lofty goals in mind for both work-life and academic-life. Spring semester doesn’t start until tomorrow … Continue reading

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Easing into 2019

For most people, it takes a parent, friend, or simply a colleague to making a comment. “You look tired.” “Do you ever have any downtime?” Or my favorite, “Are you always working?” This comment, no matter how many times it’s … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffer: 3D prints!

Before my summer mini-mester earlier this year, 3D-printing was not anywhere in my scope of “things I could possibly do.” However, like a lot of my experiences at USG, I was given the chance to do something I had never … Continue reading

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Tackling papers the ‘write’ way

As the end of the semester nears, I know many of us are preparing for exams or writing papers (perhaps both?), while also trying to have some semblance of a life outside of school as the holidays approach. Procrastinating on … Continue reading

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