Tag Archives: Amy Illingworth

August 2020 Reading Update

I hit another reading wall this month. I think it was a combination of more work reading as we opened up a new school year (virtually), more stress, and more time outside when I wasn’t working. Also, I am enjoying … Continue reading

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July 2020 Reading Update

This month was a balance of summer fun reading and ensuring I was continuing to educate myself. In July I read: Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner – This was another “good summer read” recommended a few months ago that just … Continue reading

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My blog is 8 years old today!

Each year in July I like to celebrate the birthday of my blog (see 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th , and 6th birthday posts). I’m not sure why I didn’t write a post last year, but I imagine my mind was in other places … Continue reading

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June 2020 Reading Update

In May I finally got out of the quarantine fog enough to enjoy a lot of fun reading.  By then George Floyd was murdered and I changed my viewpoint. I spent a lot of time trying to immerse myself in … Continue reading

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April 2020 Reading Update

Since the pandemic and quarantine, I have found it so hard to concentrate on reading. I’ve read enough articles and posts to know I’m not alone in this. I felt guilty for awhile, but I know that I need to … Continue reading

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5 Things

Inspired by this blog idea by a lifestyle blog I follow, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on 5 things I miss, 5 things I don’t miss, and 5 things I’m grateful for right now. As hard as … Continue reading

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March 2020 Reading Update

This month I didn’t enter the first book on this list until March 17. It has been a crazy month, between work travel, my own sickness (not the virus!), and then all the work to close schools and plan for … Continue reading

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Happiness Hashtags

I keep sitting down, thinking I will write the next post in my green schools blog series (catch up on one and two), but it just doesn’t feel like the right time. How can I write about the amazing green … Continue reading

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The New Abnormal

It’s been over a week since I’ve written a blog post. Writing is one of those things that normally brings me peace, that relaxes me, and that helps me reflect. Unfortunately, the last week of my life brought so many … Continue reading

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Reflecting on my carbon footprint

After attending the Green Schools National Conference this past week, I’m reflecting on my knowledge of sustainability and green schools education. I joined a new district nine months ago that is a national leader in sustainable education and my word … Continue reading

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