Author Archives Rose Dugas

  • My cousin posted a facebook picture of a recent “tool” she created to rest her horse’s hoof on for different types of management like hoof cleaning, filing, etc.  Kathy (my cousin) owns a multitude of horses and dogs and I am constantly in awe with some of the creations she has used in order to […]

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  • Another beautiful account from Susan Fisher from the Mystic Museum of Art.  I hope you enjoy it. Rose One of the many surprises about emerging from the COVID lockdown is how busy we all are. When I have time to be shocked and surprised, I am shocked and surprised by the sensation of living inside […]

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  • I love reading the MMoA blogs of Susan Fisher, they always make me happy.  This one struck me because it talks about curiosity.  With multiple teachers in my family we talk a lot about engaging children.  The toughest part of engaging children is trying to grab their attention.  Some children will engage while others not; […]

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  • I just got through reading an article in Edutopia about How Hidden Classroom Dynamics Can Stymie Girls in STEM.  The discussion was related to the “invisible forces that shape classroom culture”.

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  • I was looking through my email this morning and I caught site of a BOOST blog with the above title.  I have grandchildren and I’ve been using them as guinea pigs, along with the rest of the neighborhood children.  It’s fascinating to watch children grow and see the various effects on children by how parents…parent. […]

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  • Did you know that the week of December 7th is Computer Science Week? 

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  • The Mystic Museum of Art newsletter always inspires the creative part of my brain. In this instance it was particularly inspiring in the wording and invitation for all to join in. I hope it inspires you as it did me. Reprinted with permission from Susan Fisher, Executive Director MMoA Dear Members, Friends, and Neighbors, You […]

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  • The Mott Foundation has released a new app they have created for after school staff called Mizzen; the app is completely free and can be found on both iOS and Android.  The content is supplied by all the after school networks in the United States; a nice collaboration and a way to give back.  I […]

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  • I belong to a cloud app called “pocket”.  It allows me to download interesting articles to save and/or read later; it also suggests interesting reads on my google page. I was intrigued when I came across one article called “The Downlside of Work Life Balance”.  Hmmm, the work-life balance.  We all struggle with that one. […]

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  • We all understand that video games can cause problems, we hear that every day.  I won’t even go into the many ways that some of these games can create antisocial and apathetic behaviors.  I want to talk about the video games that teach empathy, better human connection and understanding. Like a good storyteller, a video […]

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