Thursday, September 18, 2008

Miracle Worker

Time to Brag!
My daughter Jen Schwaber is playing Annie Sullivan in Miracle Worker at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield MA.
Majestic Theater

There's a review here on "In the Spotlight"
In the Spotlight Inc

It's also featured on my son-in-law's blog on MassLive:

The "Miracle Worker"is Annie Sullivan -Helen Keller's teacher:
An inspiring story of what can happen when an educator has a sense of adventure, tenacity, creativity, and true kindness as well as skill and knowledge.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Who Can Spell Hoax?

How often do you get a pamphlet, advertisement , or junk mail and see a glaring spelling error in it? It seems as if we are becoming a nation of poor spellers.

The good news is: your knowledge of correct spelling and grammar can help protect you from identify theft. Many of the fraudulent requests for bank account numbers and personal information have an overabundance of spelling and grammatical errors. These criminals may have learned the internet, but they need to brush up on their spelling skills.

Now a new type of error is cropping up. I've noticed that in edited publications, there are "spell check" errors - spelling errors that are real words, so they are not picked up on spell check. Understandable in a personal document - but I would think newspapers and magazines would be more careful in their editing.

Hmmm....these frauds asking for your personal info - how is it they've learned to use the internet so skillfully they steal identities....but haven't mastered spell check?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thanks for Stopping By!

What am I doing here?

I want to express ideas and insights on my work - helping students develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

I'll share my experiences as a caring professional, and talk about current information on language and learning.

....a light and anecdotal conversation on the subjects of literacy, learning and life!

Please join me