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Nancy Cavillones
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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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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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On Sleep and Silence.
Did you see that article a few weeks back about how deaf people suffer from fatigue ? How about all those hours spent processing what you are hearing, and doing cognitive gymnastics to make deductions multiple times in a single conversation, is just flat ou...
Why deaf people need sleep and silence to thrive.
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Adventures in Gardening
When we moved to Redding, the property we rented included a vegetable garden that was already fenced in. That first summer, since we moved in July, we didn't do anything with the garden. The following summer, we planted directly in the ground with poor resu...
When we moved to Redding, the property we rented included a vegetable garden that was already fenced in. That first summer, since we moved in July, we didn't do anything with the garden. The following summer, we planted directly in the ground with poor results. Last summer, we put in raised beds ...
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A Mirror, Almost.
To be quite honest, I'd never heard of Andie Mitchell or her blog until I saw a Facebook post about her memoir, It Was Me All Along but when I read the excerpt, I recognized myself immediately. Never had I read anything describing my struggle with food and ...
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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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On Sleep and Silence.
Did you see that article a few weeks back about how deaf people suffer from fatigue? How about all those hours spent processing what you are hearing, and doing cognitive gymnastics to make deductions multiple times in a single conversation, is just flat out...
Why deaf people need sleep and silence to thrive.
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How silly, National Umbrella Day. That made me smile. And yes, I can use all the absurdity I can get during these bitter cold weeks of endless snow. 
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Check out Coursekicker, great new resource for collecting and sharing lesson plans, your own and the ones you find online! 
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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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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