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When Personal isn’t really Personal

On Tuesday, July 30, a story came out that a reporter at a television station in Alabama was fired for what she posted on her personal blog. It immediately became another instance of: Is what you write on a personal blog really that personal? To summarize, Shea Allen, the now-former investigative reporter for WAAY in… Continue reading When Personal isn’t really Personal

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Be Inspired

"People who achieve great things that the world will never forget, start out by accomplishing small things that the world will never see." -Tom Coughlin. Last week, I blogged about how it is tough, at times, to spark your creative juices. We aren’t always creative and we need to be honest with ourselves about that,… Continue reading Be Inspired

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When You Seem Your Least Creative

Let's be honest. The creative juices don't always flow like Niagara Falls. The struggle to find ways to think of new ideas, fresh blog posts and awesome plans for clients is very real. So real that this blog didn't come to me this easy. I've been struggling lately with developing content for the blog. I… Continue reading When You Seem Your Least Creative

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The Course is Accelerated, Not the Kid!

I’m reblogging this terrific post from my friends at Newfane Middle School. The last line is something we all can learn from, whether you are in PR, social media, marketing or education: “great things can happen through collaboration and supported goals.” Read on.

Notes from 2700

Long time, no blog!  I’m guilty of some inattention to this site, and I’ll do my best to be a more regular writer and perhaps more importantly, provide our readers with more info on upcoming events.

This morning I boarded a bus at Newfane Early Childhood Center to travel with about 40 colleagues to a “summer institute” designed to help more of us incorporate the major tenets of the AVID program in our schools throughout the district.  AVID, a national program whose aim is to close to achievement gap and make college success an option for all students, stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.  Our participation in this institute is possible through grant-funding, and we’ll be spending three days in Philadelphia, PA along with educators from all over the eastern seaboard and beyond.

AVID stresses that teaching and learning methods should be interactive; students should be the center of…

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Understand S.P.Q.R.

How many of you know what the letters SPQR stand for? Ok, if you Google'd it, I understand. If you didn't and remembered from your World History classes, you rock! In all seriousness, I saw the four letters SPQR all over Rome, even on manhole covers. It stands for (in Latin) Senātus Populusque Rōmānus or… Continue reading Understand S.P.Q.R.

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When in Rome…

In late June, I spent eight days in Italy, specifically Rome and Tuscany. For years, I had admired both places from afar. As a history buff, I longed to visit Rome to see the Colosseum, The Vatican, The Sistine Chapel, and to get an idea of how the Roman Empire shaped our world. Exploring Tuscany,… Continue reading When in Rome…