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Nancy Cavillones
Works at East Ridge Middle School
Lives in Redding, CT
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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 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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Reaching out to others who may work with special needs students, or do intervention work in a school that uses the RTI model. I am transitioning from being a full-time classroom teacher to being a part-time writing interventionist. I'm keen to use my WP experience in my new context! 
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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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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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#YearOfMaking
Last year, I followed Kim Werker's #YearOfMaking with delight, enjoying her creative process and what she produced.  She was making soap, doodling, crocheting, baking with her son, sewing, all kinds of making going on. I remember thinking: I could totally m...
Last year, I followed Kim Werker's #YearOfMaking with delight, enjoying her creative process and what she produced. She was making soap, doodling, crocheting, baking with her son, sewing, all kinds of making going on. I remember thinking: I could totally make one thing a day, no problem.
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Leap And The Net Will...
Appear? Or maybe not. Anxiety is a funny creature. A small incident gathers more and more strength, and takes on a life of it's own, until it becomes a full-blown anxiety that governs even aspects of your life that seem to have no relationship to the anxiet...
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Bronx, NY - Guilderland, NY
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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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