• Try Something New - No Media for a Day!

      In the summer of 2018, we had a number of faculty come into our New York office to review our plans for digital offerings going forward, and also to tell us how they are using our products. My favorite present...
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  • Lift Off (and the Impact of Instructors)

    Yesterday I had the privilege of listening to Donovan Livingston do a live version of his spoken word poem "Lift Off" that garnered so much attention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Convocation last ye...
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  • What Inspires You - Summer!

    I have recently sent out a number of emails to large groups of instructors--and gotten a lot of bounceback emails in return. I read all of these in case there are questions (which happens) or people who want to be rem...
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  • What Inspires You - Instructors

    Last week we invited 14 instructors to our New York offices so we can learn more about how they are using our digital offerings in their classes, and so we can get feedback on some new things that we are thinking abou...
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  • What Inspires You - The Tony Awards

    So I will confess that I didn't watch the Tony Awards when they were telecast, but there was so much discussion afterwards that I decided to watch some of the snippets. You can see them at Watch Online - TonyAwards.co...
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  • What Inspires You - Humanity

    Recently, a young man, Josh Titus, passed away after battling cancer and all the articles referenced his inspirational story. You should check it out (assuming you have tissues nearby) to see how sports and humanity c...
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  • What Inspires You - Teamwork

    I just finished the book The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman. You wouldn't think that a non-fiction book that takes place in Warsaw, Poland during the peak of Nazism and World War II would be inspiring, but I found...
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  • What Inspires You - Kindness

    My husband and I have this long-standing discussion where we talk about famous people that we'd like to have over for dinner. There are some great athletes that I think would be terrible dinner companions, even if I d...
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  • What Inspires You - March 14, 2016

    So in an effort to find more topics that inspire me, a friend suggested that I check out some TED Talks. (Thanks, Jen!) She had one in particular, but I decided to start by reviewing talks on education. As the parent ...
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  • What Inspires You - March 3, 2016

    I was trying to consistently write about something inspiring, but I hit a wall in February. None of the books I read were particularly inspiring (even though I liked some of them quite a bit). The news and political c...
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  • What Inspires You - January 25, 2016

    When my daughter earns screen time, her favorite thing to watch (lately) is clips from The Ellen Show. I monitor them to make sure they are appropriate, and she watched this excellent one this morning about a young ma...
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  • What Inspires You - January 11, 2016

    Recently my family went to an amusement park targeted at younger (ages 2-12) kids. At the swings--the ones that the kids get on and then the machine lifts them up in the air and spins them out--there was a mom who was...
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  • What Inspires You - Dec. 28, 2015

    During this time of year, my daughter has a lot of days off from school. I'm not sure that she's ready for it, but one thing that I'm thinking about is getting her to watch Pride and Prejudice with me. I love the book...
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  • What Inspires You - Dec. 14, 2015

    Every fall, our local high school puts on a musical and anyone in the community can attend. There is an adult director, but the rest is pretty much run by the students--as actors, set designers, lighting and audio tec...
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  • What Inspires You - Nov. 30, 2015

    I don't watch much television or go to the movies often, nor do I listen to a lot of radio or podcasts. So most of my inspiration comes from books. This one is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. I know this is a pretty popular b...
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  • What Inspires You - Nov. 16, 2015

    Sometimes when you've had a long day (or week or month) at work, it's hard to remember why you liked your job in the first place. With that in mind, I would like to do periodic posts related to the topic of "What insp...
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