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Quick Guide to the American History Museum…with Kids

For most families, even those with museum fever, the sheer logistics of a trip can be hard to overcome. I’ve been keeping a running list on Your Family Adventures in Washington, D.C. of stroller access and good places to feed/change … Continue reading

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Museum Says NO TOUCHING? No problem!

More and more museums are making themselves accessible to families with young children. However, that doesn’t mean that you will suddenly be able to touch everything in the museum…it just wouldn’t be good for the objects! So, what do you … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Simple Machines…Simply Worked!

I’ve made no attempt to hide the ups and downs of museum and early childhood education. I’ve talked openly about museum visits that go wrong and the ups and downs of classroom management. But, can I tell you how excited … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Kids These Days

We had two “Youth Teaching Assistants” (YTAs) attached to our group for the week.¬† 10th graders with more self possession then I could have claimed at that age! The problem was, that made it hard to remember they didn’t’ have … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Let Them PLAY!

Many new, or infrequent, teachers seem scared of “down time.” In their view, any time when the kids are not actively moving forward in a planned way is A) lost teaching time and B) chaos just waiting to happen. What … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Working Together

(This picture isn’t from camp, I realized I never got a picture with my co-teacher there! Instead, this is the first teacher I ever worked with. She taught me so much about how to be a thoughtful co-teacher!) Teachers are … Continue reading

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Letters from Camp: Introduction

I just got back from teaching a week of Smithsonian Associates Summer Camp. Is it wrong that my first reaction was to think “Ow! I forgot how much this hurt?” I haven’t taught full time (outside the home) in two … Continue reading

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Pardon Our Dust: This Post is Under Construction

Posts will continue to be updated, I promise! Just taking a little break while I gear up for Smithsonian Associates Summer Camp¬† and my new Science of Superheroes workshop at PB&Jack! We will be back to normal operations soon, thank … Continue reading

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Striking Out On Your Own

One thing that I didn’t address in last week’s post about finding a museum job was heading out on your own. Consulting is definitely another route that you can take to work in museums. A lot of places use contractors … Continue reading

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How Do I Get There…From Here

A few people have reached out to me lately asking about how they “break into” the museum field. I’m incredibly flattered that they are asking me, and I really wish I had the magic formula to give them what they … Continue reading

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