Category Archives: Reflections

Educating the 21st Century Parents

I feel that the pushback from parents around the country in regards to common core/college and career ready standards is in part due to being “the last straw” in a rapidly changing landscape in education with new technological and pedagogical … Continue reading

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Timeline Photos – 1st Infantry Division

What a great policy to help parents be more connected with their child’s education. Providing the opportunity for parents to show their children that school is important enough that their parents can accompany them the first day is “walking the … Continue reading

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Dr. Jill Biden and MCEC

@JoiningForces Dr. Biden stresses the importance of supporting military kids and families. Watch here! #MCECNTS2014 http://t.co/oDHRmY4Mtv — MilitaryChild (@MilitaryChild) July 30, 2014

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The whole child

This is a great letter that every school should include with students standardized test scores! The scores paint such a narrow picture of the whole child, yet they are often given too much power in the minds of state and … Continue reading

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MCEC’s On the Move Magizine: my article in print!

Very happy to share a link to a great publication. This month it includes an article I wrote with a colleague and friend, Laurie Curtis in the College of Education at K-State.

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It will be ok. . .

A fellow military spouse writes,  “This sight takes my breath away and puts a knot in my stomach. It will be ok, it will be ok. . .”  A ritual that most military families go through. The living room full … Continue reading

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A reflection on Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day is proclaimed as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The most involvement I have had with this “day” was when I was a volunteer at Army Community Services and helped “put on” the activities … Continue reading

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Mission Family: Résumé tool helps spouses highlight experience | Marine Corps Times | marinecorpstimes.com

Here’s a great tool for spouses on the  job hunt. Volunteer Coordinators on Installations always tout that your Volunteer works “counts”. Well, I am here to say it does and I am proof. My volunteer work with Army Community Services … Continue reading

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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students | Edutopia. This is a teaching strategy that upon reflection of past teaching and lesson planning I used to some extent but not intentionally, I simply wasn’t aware of what scaffolding was … Continue reading

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A Walk In Their Shoes: Military Life

It was a day of service and remembrance! Today was the premiere of the Documentary I worked on for the last 10 months. Close to 400 people attended along with community leaders from the civilian and military sectors along with … Continue reading

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