September 2014

Independence Day Celebrations in New Delhi

I celebrated Independence Day with my colleagues at Six Red Marbles in a unique way. I truly believe that it makes a significant difference when you are joined by a whole new bunch of enthusiasts and like-minded people.

From the Copy Desk | Grammar: Pet Peeves

Many people who work with language have pet peeves about language usage, those little things that they always spot and that always annoy them. I thought it would be fun to poll some of our English language arts people about their grammar pet peeves.

New and Lifelong Learning

I had never made a New Year’s resolution until this year. In the beginning of January 2014, I made two resolutions:

1. Learn something new
2. Do activities that help me feel empowered

I left the resolutions quite broad because I believe in lifelong learning and am continually challenging myself. I earned my PhD about seven years ago but always seek out opportunities to enrich my life. After making these resolutions, I found the perfect activity: motorcycle riding!

A Verse for Those Averse to Tests

Director of Assessment Amy Losi offers a creative way to discuss student testing and the Common Core: poetry.