Monthly Archives: April 2015

Exit Pass


The first PD Tuesday blog was published on August 8, 2012 and each Tuesday during the school year, another blog post on PD has been here. 118 posts later, I wanted to take the time to say thank you for reading when you could, signing up when you wanted to and adding value to this work that sometimes feels like I am talking to myself.

This is the last post for this school year, so if  you have a little time, please add your manaʻo about Sustaining Professional Development to the Google form linked below.

Mahalo a nui loa,


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PD Opportunity: Power Pose Your Way to Success

In a study by professor Amy Cuddy, she took two groups and had them either strike a high power pose (Wonder Woman or Superman pose – chest out, hands on hips, legs apart) – or a low power pose (standing closed, legs crossed, arms wrapping your body) for 2 minutes.

The result was that for those in a high power pose, they increased their confidence-inducing testosterone levels  by 20% and decreased their stress hormone cortisol by 25%.

The low power pose participants saw an opposite effect. They  had a 10% decrease in testosterone and a 15% increase in cortisol.

Having a stressful day? Take 2 minutes to power pose and deep breathe.

Summer Session at UHH and CCECS

SUMMER is coming. . .

UH Hilo is now taking registration for its array of summer courses. Get a full catalog here or check them out on their website:


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Free YA Audiobooks All Summer


I know it’s almost summer when Audio Books sends me their Sync information. This is a summer “reading” program that provides TWO free audiobooks each week from May 7 – August 14. The audiobooks are paired – one classic with one contemporary YA novel. The first one is Beautiful Creatures  with the classic Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier. The download is free for the one week, but the audiobooks are yours to keep forever.

For more information on:

The audiobooks this summer: Sync books poster

Hear excerpts of this year’s books here: Soundcloud

For more information on the program, how to promote it to your own students, get the weekly posters to blast out, and/or how to download the Overdrive app, start here.


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