Reading to Children

August 1, 2016 Service to Others
I am an English teacher who truly believes in the power and importance of language and the value of reading!!!  But I am definitely not alone…not by a long shot! The value of reading, no matter what the material, has been supported by huge amounts of research. This research includes the value of reading to or with young children to provide them with the strongest foundation there is for academic success which then leads to…
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red tulips - Act of Mercy

Act of Mercy

July 28, 2016 Around Albany
Reading the local newspaper, the Times Union, last week, I came across a fascinating series of articles by Paul Grondahl, a long-time feature writer for the paper. The articles introduced me to a yearly event…
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Pokémon in front of Marian Hall

Pokémon Go

July 21, 2016 Around Albany
OK...I just can’t avoid the topic for this week’s blog: Pokémon Go. Yikes!!!! Everywhere I turn from Facebook to the TV to the internet, there are stories about this smartphone game that everyone is supposedly…
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pencil on dictionary

Stress Relievers

July 19, 2016 Academic Resources
While juggling work, studying, and finishing projects, I tend to get stressed and sometimes sick during the last week of the academic semester. I usually get a little cold that doesn’t go away until after…
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lake view in autumn

Inspired by Nature

July 14, 2016 Around Albany
With Maria College located in the middle of Albany, NY, we are perfectly situated to do some fascinating exploring of the area around us! We already started some of this exploration in my last two blogs…
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