The world that I grew up in over 30 years ago is not the same world today. When you really think about it, the changes that have taken place in our society and the world are breathtaking. With the rapid changes in technology, communication, mobility etc. this begs the question what is our responsbility to […]
What does the word creativity mean? To be creative, as many define it, is to invent and make something that was not previously thought or designed. Yet, how does one create when society is not designed for this freedom of thought process? In her recent book, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and now […]
We have several educators at CMS who are documenting their journey via blog. Please take a moment to read and follow some of our awesome teacher blogs below! Dr. Bea Revelins (8th grade Science teacher): http://girllovesscience.blogspot.com/ Mrs. Dana Spies (PE Teacher): http://notjustthegymteacher.blogspot.com/ Mr. Kirk Humphreys (TAP Math Teacher): www.kirkhumphreys.net Mrs. Katie Budrow (6th grade Science teacher): katiebudrow.com Mrs. Garnet […]
When I was first introduced to the book, Good to Great, I was a HS English teacher and my then Principal encouraged me to read this book. While reading Good to Great, I was encouraged and inspired by Jim Collin’s simple message: we all have the ability to achieve greatness. As a teacher this inspired […]
We are excited to introduce our newest Caruso bluejay team members. Take a moment to learn more about our new staff (click the picture!). Please join me in welcoming them to our Caruso family!
This past week we presented at our district annual technology conference. I had the opportunity to present with Taryn Lehman, a Caruso ELA teacher as well as Amy Rubin our Director of Assessment. Even though the basis of the conference was focused on technology, we discussed the importance of how technology supports pedagogy. During our […]
I recently went to the park with my son, and he asked me if I would go with him on the swingset. I agreed, and we spent about 10 minutes on the swing. As the swing moved back and forth and the ground and sky seemed to shift, I thought about how it looks like […]
Today is the last day of school for our CMS 8th grade students! To honor and celebrate their future journey into high school, we put together this little video (see below). Congrats class of 2015 and best of luck in high school!
As I end my first year at Caruso, I thought it would be fitting to compile a list of the top 10 things that I learned this year at CMS! In no particular order… 10. CMA, STEM, MPR, DI, GI, LDC, DCA, PLC, LMC are all acronyms used frequently at Caruso to describe classes, locations, […]
This blog post is dedicated to retiring band teacher Toni Slepak. This June, Toni will retire after 36 years of teaching! Toni began her “teaching” career in junior high school. While in school, Toni got paid by her teacher to help other students. Toni continued her one-on-one instruction into high school where she had her […]