Author Archives: Susie

About Susie

Wife, mother of 2 adult kiddos, high school Family and Consumer Sciences teacher, marginal blogger, native of the GPNW (Great Pacific Northwest) current midwesterner, and relatively new mother-in-law.

Well?

Please imagine Carol Burnett saying that… I’ve avoided stopping by my own blog due to blog shame. I haven’t posted in months…going on almost a year. I am not sure what my role in teacher blog land is – and … Continue reading

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Standards Based Grading and My Light Bulb Moment

A question often asked during an interview for a teaching position usually includes something along the lines of “what do you enjoy most about teaching?”  For me the answer has been when I see my kids having a light bulb … Continue reading

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What a Week!

Last week was the first week of school for us – lots of tired folks on Friday afternoon – but what a great tired. I have to say I believe this was the BEST first week I can remember! It’s … Continue reading

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Folders, Flipped Classroom, and FACS – Oh, My!

I am really, really, REALLY going to try to keep up with my blog this year. For me, keeping up with this is not unlike my experiences with plans to “eat healthier” and “do exercises for my upper arms”. We all know … Continue reading

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Google!!

I am getting excited about the opportunities for this baby boomer in the world of education and technology, Google Drive to be exact. When I became a teacher, life revolved around the intoxicating smell of a freshly printed purple ditto, chalk … Continue reading

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Here Come a Couple New Ideas for Teaching FACS!

I have been out of town for the last several days at the annual Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) conference. Well, not real far out of town…the conference was in St. Louis this year! I always enjoy my … Continue reading

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How Procrastinating Can Help You Sew More…

Yes, it’s been a while. How many times have I said that in this little blog? Um, let’s leave it at several. I have struggled with a focus for what I should write about – there are lots of bloggers out … Continue reading

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