Getting Back to Blogging


Five years is a pretty long break and I wondered whether it’d be better to reinvent, retitle, rebrand… or what. I decided to just return.

Also I owe those who’ve been here before an apology for the extended hiatus and lapse of authenticity leading up to my departure. The good news is that I’ve still been generating original content, just not posting it here. Over the coming weeks and months I intend to fix that and share more than I ever have before.

I needed time to figure out what I really wanted to say and that took some serious soul searching.

What brought me back to believing I should or even could effectively blog was reading a post titled “The benefits of trasparency are bigger than you can imagine which is why transparency feels so hard,” written by the blogger who initially inspired me to blog in the first place. blog.penelopetrunk.com

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Principles of Adult Learning & Instructional Systems Design

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A US educationist claims to have the answer to failing schools – and it lies in literacy

“Our problem isn’t a lack of knowledge about how children learn, or what effective teaching methods are,” he says. “Our problem is a lack of knowledge about how to help teachers apply research-proven methods every day.”

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NEA Creative Writing Grant

Creative writers who meet the publication requirements are eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. See “How to Prepare and Submit an Application”  for the documentation that is required to demonstrate eligibility. –

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The Educationist Will Write


Thinking of books I want to write:

  • A recipe book(will it be real recipes for a healthy brain or a metaphoric tool for healthy being? … maybe both as my study of ontology continues…) Who knows what the title will be?
  • Coaching in an Era of Change
  • Goddess Dies to Grace (A worldview journey). A trilogy? Or three novellas in one book?  A modern epic twist on three Olympian women. Persephone (Seph), Artemis (Diana), & Athena each die to “self” as they learn through adversity and experience a shift to a Christian world view.

For my recipe book, I will try recipes, chart my own success (& that of my family) as I read:

  • The Kitchen Shrink: Foods & Recipes for a Healthy Mind
  • Meals that Heal Inflammation
  • Miss Kay’s Duck Commander Kitchen
  • Foods that Fight Pain

For my Coaching book I will reflect on my own professional journals and notes from books I’ve read:

For my fiction work, I will use Annie’s Novel Plotting worksheets (conduct extensive research and pull from my personal experiences)

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50 Leaders Changing India Education

These are the best and worst times for India’s community of educationists and educators, principals and teachers included. On the positive side, perhaps more than ever before in the history of the Indian subcontinent, public interest in education and its life-sustaining social and private benefits is at its zenith. On the negative, there are the Central and state governments which like bulls in a china shop are running amok in Indian education interfering with private education institutions and piling on ill-conceived populist legislation which dilutes teaching-learning standards and learning outcomes in the country’s 1.26 million government schools, 80,000 private schools, 31,000 colleges and 611 universities. It is no exaggeration to state that at stake is the globally competitive capability and future of the next generation — 550 million children and youth enrolled in India’s crumbling, rapidly obsolescing and dysfunctional institutions of primary, secondary, higher and vocational education.

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7 Best Brain Foods


Dr. Daniel Amen says what many nutritionists advocate for general health is good for optimizing brain function as well.

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