The Wellness Spot – May 2013

Physical Fitness Month & Better Sleep Month are a Perfect Duo in May! All my life I’ve enjoyed physical activity and the fresh air. My family was seriously into camping at National Parks when I was growing up and we all enjoyed the gifts of nature we experienced as a result. There was hiking, swimming […]

Wellness Spot – April 2013

Spring Green in the Kitchen! By looking out your window, it may be hard to believe Spring is here. So, why not start in your kitchen? In April, I get excited about several new ‘green foods’ that greet me at the grocery store with excellent lower pricing than at any other time of year. I’m […]

NC Ready to Replace ABC Testing

In North Carolina a curriculum overhaul is replacing ABC testing (in place since the 1990’s). The new standards and assessments will of course align with Common Core but will focus on four “pillars to education:” “Great Teachers and Leaders,” “Quality Standards and Assess-ments,” The New Accountability Model,” and “Data Systems to Improve Instruction,” allowing teachers time to focus on […]