Category Archives: Teaching

I Am a Connected Educator!

October is Connected Educator Month, which “seeks to broaden and deepen educator participation in online communities of practice and move toward a more fully connected and collaborative profession.” In response, I have been pondering my own connections. I have always … Continue reading

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A Purple Balloon

I was inspired by the incredible ideas shared at the San Diego Area Writing Project’s Fall Conference yesterday morning, and my mind was reeling as I stopped at my favorite Carlsbad beach on the way home. I didn’t expect to … Continue reading

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“Talking About…” A Nonfiction Mentor Text

I wrote the article that follows in the spring of 2011. I am finally sharing it here for the first time as my contribution to SDAWP’s #113texts Mentor Text Challenge. I realize that this is more timely than ever with … Continue reading

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A Succulent Garden

Succulents fascinate me, and over the years, my husband and I have collected a wide-variety of the unusual plants. Many thrive in terracotta pots on our front deck while others flourish in containers arranged on the flagstone patio out back. … Continue reading

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A Soft Serve Education

August 19, 2013 was the Monday before school started in Oceanside. Consequently, it was a day filled with jitters for students and teachers as they anticipated all the possibilities of a new school year. That Monday was also National Soft … Continue reading

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Footprints

The most exciting thing about SDAWP’s Photo Voices and our predetermined prompts has become the unexpected directions in which my thinking travels. This week we have been noticing patterns, and once again, I have found inspiration while walking at the … Continue reading

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Many Ways to See

For me, SDAWP Photo Voices is all about noticing as much as possible. If I miss seeing something, I might miss an opportunity to take an interesting photograph. Once an object catches my eye, I look at it from all … Continue reading

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A Curving Reflection

Most of my photographs from this past week were taken at the beach, and most were nature shots. I took pictures of the cliffs, rocks, and waves. I photographed the curve of the kelp and noticed a tiny crab’s curved claws. I did … Continue reading

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Bottle Walk

The learning walk that I planned to take at the beach turned into a bottle walk — many single-use plastic bottles littered the shoreline all along my way. I gathered up at least sixteen bottles in less than an hour … Continue reading

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Abandoned Yellow Bucket

As I contemplate my week with yellow, the abandoned beach bucket stands out for many reasons. Of course, I am proud that Litterati noticed my photograph and made it their pic of the day on their Facebook and Google+ pages. … Continue reading

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