What I Teach My Children About Race

By request, here's how I approach the emotionally and politically charged topic of race in a simple and matter-of-fact way with my elementary age kids. Caveat: You do not have to move to adopt this approach. I don't expect all my readers to share my worldview on life. But I will say that these are... Continue Reading →

First ever Craft Maple and Beer Festival satisfies Jefferson, Ohio’s sweet tooth

Honored to be a part of this inaugural festival held right here in Jefferson, Ohio. Very enjoyable!

Northeast Ohio craft brewery news

The inaugural celebration and competition drew craft breweries from across the country, along with maple producers offering a range of innovative maple products. 


JEFFERSON, Ohio  Craft maple beer and bourbon-barrel-aged maple syrup—what could be sweeter? The inaugural Craft Maple Festival, Oct. 20 to 21, brought together the craft maple community for a celebration and competition. Customers ate up specialty maple products that use maple syrup as a base, some aged in bourbon or whiskey barrels, others incorporating spices and other fresh ingredients. 

Not to mention, guests got to sample a full menu of maple craft beers, getting 16 tickets for 3-ounce pours. Beer-drinkers rallied for their favorites, and breweries from around the country were represented. “We had a lot of great beer at the Craft Maple and Beer festival,” said Rob Titt

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How I Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick came to know God during his years as a shepherd on the Irish hills, later to return and forgive those who enslaved him. Patrick wrote many letters denouncing slavery, and promoting peace among warring clans. Today, the Anglican Archbishop of Armagh is called the Primate of All Ireland (cool, no?). The cathedral in... Continue Reading →

Teaching 3.0: Technology in the Adult Education Classroom

Join me this Friday either live or online to explore some of the best tech tools for teaching.

2018 Book Challenge #2: The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly

What will humans be doing in the digital age? Reading Kevin Kelly's book?

2018 100 Book Challenge: Video Reviews!

As you know, I love books, and I love serving my community, which leads to a natural love of my local public library. So this year, I'll be joining Henderson Memorial Public Library's 100 Book Challenge...with a twist. I'm going to vlog my book reviews on YouTube live, at the pace of 2 books per... Continue Reading →

How to Find What is True on Facebook

I haven't been posting much about the racism, violence, and controversy that have enveloped our nation. I have become convinced this is an historic time, and that we are seeing what the US was like in the 1960s all over again. But as a white person growing up in a white community surrounded by structural... Continue Reading →

The Results Are In: Edtech Alone Will Not Fix Adulted

Adult educators: consider carefully before investing in more devices and edtech products!  Do students need tech skills for success? Yes.  Do they need to perform well on computer-based testing? Yes. Will edtech products increase student outcomes? That depends. The Joyce Foundation funded a study to determine if edtech products would make a significant difference in... Continue Reading →

My First Classroom: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

One of the biggest differences between teaching adult basic education and teaching K-12 is the classroom.  Or lack thereof. Teaching adult literacy and GED Test Preparation, I taught everything from basic pronunciation to chemical equations. WHERE you explain poetry or fractions... that could be anywhere. Literally half of my time teaching adults had nothing to... Continue Reading →

Will I see you at #COABE17? Visit Booth 145!

In rainy Ohio, I'm packing my bags for sunny Florida. Tomorrow I'm super excited to be at COABE tosupport a new exhibitor: ASPIRE Consulting. Based on her pioneering dissertation, Dr. Carmine Stewart piloted a series of techer education courses that is available to the public for the first time. Cleveland State University is hosting the seven-course... Continue Reading →

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