Questions about my Animal Farm Social Experiment

It’s interesting how many teachers email me about a post I wrote six years ago, Animal Farm Lessons. People can read it at HuffPost or in my book Uncommon Core, so it’s easy to find it if they are looking for lesson plans for Animal Farm. Today, I spent some time answering these questions: 1.Continue reading “Questions about my Animal Farm Social Experiment”

Episode 76: UNH Non-renewal Update with Cindy Pulkkinen

December 23, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Cindy Pulkkinen was a Principal Lecturer at UNH, and taught English as a Second Language until May 2018, when her contract was not renewed along with 16 other lecturers. Cindy gives us an update on the non-renewal lecturers and talks about the difficulties of getting a full-timeContinue reading “Episode 76: UNH Non-renewal Update with Cindy Pulkkinen”

Episode 66: Digital Marketing with Sabrina Kizzie

September 30, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Sabrina Kizzie is a nationally recognized consultant, marketing expert, author and motivational speaker. She is currently a professor at the City University of New York’s Baruch College, and the Steven L. Newman Real Estate Institute, where she teaches several courses including social media marketing, interactive marketing, mediaContinue reading “Episode 66: Digital Marketing with Sabrina Kizzie”

Episode 63: Being a Creative with Alexandra Chan

August 19, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Alexandra Chan has an amazing array of accomplishments under her belt with even more on the horizon. Alexandra Chan Photography was awarded the Best Photographer of 2017 for the Portsmouth region; she has spoken all over the world about her work in archaeology; and she is currentlyContinue reading “Episode 63: Being a Creative with Alexandra Chan”

Episode 49: Card Designs with Courtney Daniel

April 24, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Courtney Daniel is a client relations expert and a nationally recognized award-winning business owner. She specializes in card designs and hand-written thank you notes with C. Daniel Designs. She works with elite professionals and has worked with top name celebrities in the industry. Courtney talks about herContinue reading “Episode 49: Card Designs with Courtney Daniel”

Episode 46: Music and Arts with Rebecca Harrison and Katie Grazier

April 3, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Rebecca Harrison and Katie Grazier are from Portsmouth Music and Arts Center or PMAC. On April 13 at Harbour Events, they have Spring Fever for the Arts Fundraiser Party, which raises funds for youth scholarships at PMAC. Katie and Rebecca talk about how PMAC was started andContinue reading “Episode 46: Music and Arts with Rebecca Harrison and Katie Grazier”

Episode 42: UNH Lecturers with Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen

March 6, 2018 All In with Pauline Hawkins Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen are two of the 17 UNH lecturers who received non-renewal notices by mail in January. Everything about it was mishandled. Sarah and Cindy have dedicated much of their lives to UNH and their students. Once a month, I like to discuss issuesContinue reading “Episode 42: UNH Lecturers with Sarah Hirsch and Cindy Pulkkinen”

Episode 25: The Purpose of Education with Diane Murphy

October 24, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins On the topic of rethinking education, Diane Murphy from BigFish Learning Community (https://www.bigfishnh.org/) joins me again to talk about the purpose of education. We listened to a segment of Blake Boles “What does it mean to be educated?” (https://www.self-directed.org/tp/what-does-it-mean-to-be-educated/), I read my resignation letter (https://paulinehawkins.com/2014/04/07/my-resignation-letter/), we listenedContinue reading “Episode 25: The Purpose of Education with Diane Murphy”

Episode 18: Rethinking Education with Diane Murphy and Holly Elkins

September 12, 2017 All In with Pauline Hawkins Diane Murphy and Holly Elkins join me All In with Pauline Hawkins to talk about changing the conversation around education. Diane taught in the Seacoast area for 30 yrs. She is the founder of BigFish and is committed to supporting teenagers who need to leave the systemContinue reading “Episode 18: Rethinking Education with Diane Murphy and Holly Elkins”

July Discussion: If you were calling the shots how would you change ongoing professional development for teachers in your community?

If I were calling the shots, I would make sure professional development was relevant and appropriate for the grade level and subject matter. Too often teachers are forced to sit through a professional development class that does not apply to the subject and/or grade level they teach. One year, all of my high-school colleagues hadContinue reading “July Discussion: If you were calling the shots how would you change ongoing professional development for teachers in your community?”