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Creative Instruction Makes Learning Memorable & Fun

Author. Artist …  It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I stepped out of the formal classroom after a wonderful twenty year career in elementary education. It was a difficult decision but one that allowed me to breathe new life into my long-time art studio, Piggy Toes, and provide the freedom of time… Continue reading Creative Instruction Makes Learning Memorable & Fun

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The Two Reasons I “Retired”

Saying goodbye. That’s never come easily for me. Especially when it’s time to let go of parts of my life that have largely defined, shaped, edified, and even challenged me. Nearly thirty years ago, I slammed on the brakes from the fast-track advertising world, pulled a u-ey, and headed down the “so you want to… Continue reading The Two Reasons I “Retired”