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Proficiency Based Education: my takeaways after seven years of teaching with this model

Proficiency Based Education: my takeaways after seven years of teaching with this model

Events that have taken place in the town that I work and live in over the past week have inspired me to write a bit about how the adoption of Proficiency Based Education in my classroom has changed me as a teacher. It is important […]

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Everywhere you look, it seems like there are people trying desperately to find ways to simplify their lives. I am one of them. Life is so busy. We live life in the fast lane and I think people are getting tired of it. I think […]

Homemade Oatmeal Cake

Homemade Oatmeal Cake

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. Before I stumbled across this recipe I would have said that carrot cake was my favorite […]

Getting Started Running Tips from a Busy Mom

Getting Started Running Tips from a Busy Mom

I am not a runner. period. I played soccer in high school and HATED running.  As far back as I can remember I have had no interested in it.  However it seems like lately more and more of my mom friends have been getting into […]

Pork Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

Pork Tacos with Pineapple Slaw

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. Last week was vacation week and while we had an awesome week being with family, we […]

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole Recipe

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. We love chicken cordon bleu and usually that is my husband’s specialty. He takes his time […]

Maine Whoopie Pie Recipe

Maine Whoopie Pie Recipe

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. Blueberry pie and whoopie pies— two things Maine is famous for and two things I LOVE! […]

Easy Shepherds Pie Recipe

Easy Shepherds Pie Recipe

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. Over the weekend I was trying to think of something different to make in honor of […]

Music Theory Worksheet: building a connection to performance peices

Music Theory Worksheet: building a connection to performance peices

For a long time I have taught music theory in my chorus classes and I have also taught performance repertoire. I have found connecting the two in a consistent, meaningful way to be difficult. I would occasionally point out things in the music that we […]

Bananas Foster Baked French Toast Recipe

Bananas Foster Baked French Toast Recipe

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally used. I never thought I would say this but I am SICK of the snow! I live […]