A Lesson From Trader Joe’s

In graduate school, I was living with a roommate who had the best smelling dinners and most interesting snacks. I specifically remember my mouth watering over her gyoza dumplings and freeze dried bananas. Thanks so her, I was introduced to the world of Trader Joe’s. Since then, my husband and I have shopped weekly at […]

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Innovation Begins With Empathy

Once you as knee deep in a journey of any kind, it is easy to forget how and why you even got started. My “innovation” journey officially started when I had an interaction with a former students who expressed that they were no longer excited to come to school. Knowing the curiosity and enthusiasm for […]

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You Don’t Have to Wait

While heading to class at OSU on Thursday evenings, I can’t help but take a walk down memory lane and think about my time there as an undergraduate and graduate students (yes, this is my third time pursing a program there! Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye!). Walking past different buildings makes me recall all […]

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“What is it like to fly?”

This semester, I have the privilege of taking a class at Ohio State. Because it is a hybrid class, I only need to head to campus every other week or so but when I do drive to campus, it seems to always turn into an adventure. You would think that someone who spent six years […]

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The Struggle is Real

A new gym has come to our end of town called System of Strength so we signed up for a two-week trial to see if it is a good fit. It offers an array of different classes that have various focuses; cardio, strength, mobility, etc.  While every type of class I have tried has been […]

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Conversation on Creativity

This past Saturday our school was an official site for the Global Cardboard Challenge, a day of play that brings people together to create. This creativity event started five years ago and was inspired by a boy named Caine in Los Angeles, who built a working arcade out of cardboard boxes in his dad’s used […]

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Rethinking Talk

It’s the sixth week of school in our district and the back to school energy is still running high. There is a buzz in the air and I am still enjoying seeing families around the school and community for the first time since summer. It is great to see their friendly faces again and to […]

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