Finished my teaching career at not quite 34 years, and now I can't wait to see what the next phase of my life will be. :-)
Areas of Expertise
Schmoozing ;-), Getting my students to realize there is more outside the USA, getting students motivated to learn
An idea worth spreading
Slow down; turn off the electronics; unplug yourself from the computer (and I KNOW this is ironic being I am saying this on a net site!) and phone; eat dinner with your family; talk to each other...and SMILE!!!!
I'm passionate about
Education and its reform (NCLB DOES NOT WORK!!); books and bookstores; the environment; simplicity; Europe (esp. the Balkans!)
My TED story
I found this site by accident when I was checking online for my flight information to Europe in 2008, and typed in TED as the airline was UniTED and is referred to as TED. Well, up popped this site, and after reading the little blurb above the addy, I HAD to see what it was. AND..... it must have been fate, for I have been a "TEDster" ever since that time and have been TORTURING/ ENLIGHTENING/ ENTERTAINING my students with the many talks from this wonderful site. :-) It is my wish that I can attend a conference/talk at some point in time as it is on my "bucket list'! Thank you to the people who made this happen and who MAKE it happen every day. It renews my faith in humanity and just wish that THESE were the people who were on the news and NOT those who harm us.