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Nancy Cavillones
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{Review}: Everyday Detox by Megan Gilmore
 Last month, my sister and I did this cleanse by a doctor that shall not be named. The cleanse itself wasn't so terrible-- a shake hree times a day, plus two light meals, which is about all I have time for anyway these days. But the shake was pretty gross, ...
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I helped develop the ELA section of this  website over the past year and I think it can be a great resource for teachers. The website was created by a high school science teacher, and was built with a lot of feedback from other teachers currently active in the classroom.  The site is continually evolving over time in response to feedback and usage, so I encourage to try it out!  Follow me, and I'll follow you! 
The teacher's central source for free lesson plans and teaching resources for K-12 math, science and more. Quickly and easily discover the best lesson materials, share with fellow teachers, and organize your lessons into libraries and playlists.
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What a great experience, even if you'll never do it again! I grew up in Albany but the closest I got to spelunking was Howe Cavern. :) 
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Nancy, I love Howe's Caverns. That is a doable trip that I could take again. Thanks for stopping by. 
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I had a few minutes at the end of my writing intervention session today, so I shared this little bit of English teacher nerdery with my students. #ELA   #Puncutation   #OxfordComma  
If you read "Bob, a DJ and a clown" on a guest list, are three people coming to the party, or only one? That depends on whether you're for or against the Oxford comma -- perhaps the most hotly contested punctuation mark of all time. When do we use one? Can it really be optional, or is there a universal rule? TED-Ed explores both sides of this comma conundrum.
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{Review} Recipes for a Beautiful Life: A Memoir in Stories
Once upon a time, Henry and I decided to make a go of it in Western Massachusetts. Alice was just a baby then, maybe 18 months old, and I was seven months pregnant. Henry found a job in Greenfield, twenty minutes north of Northampton, and I left it up to hi...
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Review: Living With Intent by Mallika Chopra
So, that  last post  was really supposed to be a book review. When I started writing, I realized that before I could write the review, I needed to give some background and then it morphed into a post in and of itself. I'm here, parenting alone with the kids...
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Pursuit of Happiness
Source: http://worldaccordingtomaggie.com I think a lot about male-female dynamics and roles in a marriage or partnership. My husband and I have what you might call a "traditional" set-up--he goes to work, I stay home and do the child-rearing. But truth be ...
Is there room in a marriage for the individual pursuit of happiness?
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You've Got Mail!
Communication is so easy and immediate these days. Texting, tweeting, facebooking. Who needs a landline anymore, or regular old snail mail? Even email seems quaint! When my husband left for Texas, he suggested that we email each other back and forth, in add...
With texting, facebooking and tweeting, is there a place anymore for old-fashioned letter-writing?
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Thrilling: A Series of Vignettes Inspired by Under Magnolia by Frances Mayes
On my pink two-wheeler, I coast down a steep ramp off an overpass, ahead of my family. Flying down, and picking up speed, I'm gripped by both thrill and fear. What happens at the bottom? Things are moving fast, the leafy trees are green blurs. I find myself...
A series of vignettes inspired by Under Magnolia, a new memoir from Frances Mayes, author of Under The Tuscan Sun.
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Better Than Before.
If my twenties were all about figuring out who I am, trying on different personas to see which one would stick, my thirties have been about coming to terms with the person that I’ve become, both the good and the bad. More importantly, I’ve had these a-ha mo...
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On the Outside, Looking In.
http://thinkingchild.org.uk My eyes got watery, on the verge of tears, as I sat there, stone-faced, willing myself to not succumb at that moment to what I was feeling. Frustration? Loneliness? Isolation. All of it. And I felt stuck, having realized too late...
My eyes got watery, on the verge of tears, as I sat there, stone-faced, willing myself to not succumb at that moment to what I was feeling. Frustration? Loneliness? Isolation. All of it. And I felt stuck, having realized too late that THIS was not going to work. I tried to appear as though I ...
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After a ten year career in NYC public schools, I left the DOE in 2008 to stay home with my two children. Currently, I am a writing coach and ELA tutor. I also make and sell small items for children, such as crayon rolls and doll carriers. 
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Teacher
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Editing, writing, tutoring, teaching, problem- solving, sewing
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  • East Ridge Middle School
    Writing Interventionist, 10 - present
  • hello Redding
    Contributing Editor, 5 - present
  • The Writing Tutor
    Owner, 2011 - present
  • Textbroker, Inc
    Writer, 2011 - 2014
    SEO website content writer
  • Sewn by The Real Nani
    Sewist, 2010 - 2014
    I sew small items for children, mostly crayon rolls and doll carriers. http://sewnbytherealnani.blogspot.com
  • NYCDOE
    Teacher, 2001 - 2008
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