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Through the Eyes of an Educator: A Path Forward

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Nov 06, 2023 / 0 comments

It’s November: the time of full speed ahead. The holiday break is in sight, but there seems like there’s always more to do, more decisions to be made, more work to be done, and needing to have a more focused approach. Whether you feel like huddling under a blanket in your self-sufficient pillow fort or forging ahead with the force of a bullet train, sometimes the world doesn’t give us a choice—and the only thing left to do is the next right thing. 

What that is is anybody’s guess. It will be unequivocally different for every single one of us. 

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Using Games to Enhance Teachers' Professional Training and Growth

“Games make learning a necessity to have fun. So there’s no better motivation for kids to learn than to teach the concept with a game.” – Kara Carrero.

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This Week! Titanic the Musical in Theaters is a Must-Watch


With extraordinary compassion and true storytelling, Titanic the Musical shares one of the most famous stories in history. And this weekend, you can watch it for the first time onscreen in theaters. 

Highly, highly recommended!

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All You Need to Know to Teach Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

“The word death is not pronounced in New York, Paris or in London,
because it burns the lips. The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death,
jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his
favorite toys and his most steadfast love.”
-Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude, 1961. 

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The Best Times to Visit Florida for Perfect Weather and Fewer Crowds

Florida is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. There are many reasons for this, not just that the weather is generally good all year round, but also the fact of it being home to some famous theme parks (and a lot of other reasons, of course). 

As Florida is so popular, you need to choose the time you visit carefully. To get the best from your visit, here are the best times to go to Florida for perfect weather and fewer crowds. 

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How to go on vacation without compromising the quality of your work

Flexibility is definitely one of the key perks of working remotely, and that means you should be able to jet set to wherever, whenever. The beauty of remote work lies in its inherent flexibility, allowing you to work from any corner of the globe. Yet, it's essential to remember that being on vacation doesn't exempt one from work commitments. While enjoying new horizons, it's pivotal to manage tasks effectively.

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Elevate Your Vacation Experiences: A Guide to Memorable Getaways

Everyone loves travel; the desire to explore new destinations and create lasting memories is universal. Elevating your vacation experiences involves meticulous planning, cultural immersion, and responsible travel. This article will navigate the path to unforgettable getaways, ensuring every journey is memorable.

Elevate Your Vacation Experiences: A Guide to Memorable Getaways

Setting Vacation Goals and Expectations

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Patricia Leavy’s Second Must-Read Book of The Year

One of our favorite authors, Patricia Leavy, delighted us earlier this year with Hollyland, her sweet and romantic celebration of love, living with passion, and who the real movie stars on the big screen of our lives. Now she’s back at it with a love story I couldn’t put down: The Location Shoot.

Autumn's Music: Reflection, Community, and Connection

by Kerry Dexter /
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Oct 16, 2023 / 0 comments

It’s early autumn at the time of writing. A time when it may be good to be outside; a time when weather or circumstance may invite you inside.

A time for reflection, whether gathering in community or staying on one’s own.

Autumn's Music: Reflection, Community, and Connection

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Life lessons from a paddleboard

by Stacey Ebert /
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Oct 02, 2023 / 0 comments

“It (neuroplasticity) refers to the physiological changes in the brain that happen as the result of our interactions with our environment. From the time the brain begins to develop in utero until the day we die, the connections among the cells in our brains reorganize in response to our changing needs. This dynamic process allows us to learn from and adapt to different experiences.” 
- Celeste Campbell (n.d.).