Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ban Football: Turn Stadiums into Velodromes

The news that high school football player Evan Murray died shortly after taking a hit during a Friday night game shocked the state and has drawn attention nationwide. The autopsy on the 17- year -old star quarterback revealed he died … Continue reading

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Class Notes #3: Second Thoughts

The third week has been a bit rocky and has given me second thoughts about whether or not I’m right for the school and it for me. A couple of teachers serve as instructional coaches and pop in to observe … Continue reading

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Killingworth, CT New Places to Visit

How common is it to not visit places in your own town? Visitors can travel from all over and plan to see all the sights. Yet when we live near something of interest, we may never go—too busy, assume we’ll … Continue reading

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New Jersey Tour de Farm Ride

Last minute we decided to participate in the New Jersey Tour de Farm ride. Scheduled three times in August and September, the routes are designed around farms. Local farms serve as the rest stops and provide tastings of their wares, … Continue reading

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Class Notes: Writing: Broken Hearts, Dogs, & Shoes

There’s something about Back to School Night that’s inspiring. Meeting parents of students, even if only for a quick handshake, reinforces why I’m back in the classroom. Yes, it’s for the kids. But also for the parents, who work hard … Continue reading

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Class Notes: A Weekly Feature

Since leaving my last teaching job, I have done many things to keep busy and challenge myself. I self-published two  books,  I stretched my writing comfort zone to new genres by enrolling in a playwriting workshop that has resulted in … Continue reading

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