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I'm not even going to acknowledge how long it's been since I last posted. I have no excuse....

Comfort.

One of my all time favorite shows is Scrubs for its slapstick humor, relatable messages, awesome soundtrack, but mostly slapstick humor. In one episode, a character talks about gathering up the courage to mail his wedding invitations saying "You...

Time and Place

According to a great book I've been reading, Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish (Cone & Foster, 2006, if you are writing a dissertation check it out on Amazon) it's very important to write at the same time of...

Less future-talk and more jokes, please.

Oh hey there blog, it's been a while. Lately it's been hard to find a few minutes to write, and when I do, well, I don't think anyone wants to read what I pass for sentences at 9:30pm when I...

First Day

Yesterday marked my 21st first day of school, and most likely, my last since by this time next year, I will have completed classes and will be teetering on the edge of insanity while trying to compose a meaningful dissertation....

Halfway

It was mid-May, things were starting to warm up, and we were coming off of a pretty intense semester. Was it naivete, arrogance, or maybe that extra glass of Sauvignon Blanc I had to get me through some particularly...

A binder and a hole punch.

I am not a particularly organized person. Case and point: I recently found my sunglasses in the refrigerator. I have left important articles at people's houses so many times that now whenever I visit, we have to go through a...

For those of us just starting out

The wave of college graduations has crested, with our own Simmons Commencement on May 20. Reading the stories from the ceremony gave me that little boost of motivation that I needed as I ended my one-week vacation between Spring...

Day to Day

I had a long rant planned out about No Child Left Behind's school accountability measurements, but the leaves are popping out, I don't have to wear a hat and gloves outside anymore, I'm two weeks away from completing my first...

William Shakespeare's Facebook Page

Man...education is depressing. Six of the top eleven stories on the NYT education page are about budget cuts, mismanaged funding, students with terrible eating habits, and misplaced priorities. Yikes. Maybe it's the fact that the end of the semester is...

Powering Through: What is Balance?

I once had a 5-year-old camper who had some trouble remembering rules. His earnest explanation to me was "My thoughts just fall out of my head - I think through my ears."...

You're Forcin' It, Miss.

Even though I'm not a classroom teacher, I hear this phrase quite a bit. It's usually associated with phrases such as "why are you wandering in the halls?" and "hats off, please." or sometimes even, "hey, how's it going?". This...

Censorship or Compromise?

There was an interesting article yesterday in Entertainment Weekly about a new edition of Huckleberry Finn that is replacing the "n-word" with the word "slave"....

A child comes home from her first day of school.

Her mom asks, "What did you learn today?" The kid replies, "Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow." Happy Holidays!...

Publisher = Educator?

A New York Times article (among others) reported a few weeks ago that Mayor Bloomberg has officially appointed the new Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools: Cathleen P. Black, an experienced...publisher. Wait, what?...

What is the point of education?

I'm sure every teacher has had a student at some point that has mumbled under his or her breath, or even shouted, "what is the point of me learning this??" When I was confronted with this question (the language was much more colorful, but the point held), I suddenly felt for all of those teachers that I had, because kid, I've been there.

Non-Degree Option

If you are unsure about enrolling in a graduate program, or just want to advance your educational experience, non-degree study at Simmons is the best option for you. As a non-degree student, you may enroll in up to two graduate-level courses (eight credits) before formally applying to a degree program. Learn More »

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