Published Work Roundup: January and February 2014

Today in central Ohio is a spring-like beauty, all things considered: temperatures in the mid 30s, sparkling bright sunshine, salt-crusted roads poking out from beneath the edge of small hills of plowed snow.

But a winter storm is reportedly blowing into town over the weekend, extending our winter for at least a few more weeks. Ugh! I can’t wait until full-blown summer, which brings with it my favorite season of all: summer camp. I’ve spent the last few days reworking evaluation forms from my own camp, and, for camp directors and counselors looking how to best help campers with diabetes, my January feature (A Camper With Diabetes…) at Camp Business Magazine gives food for thought on all aspects of the diabetic camper…because every kid, regardless of condition, deserves the transformative experience of camp.

On the subject of transformation, kids aren’t the only ones capable of change. Teachers can too, or in the case of my second in a series of two roundups for ASCD on Teachers as Learners.

That piece was the result of a Pinterest contest that I won. Hosted by ASCD, I won a terrific collection of ten teacher research books that I ended up writing roundups on. What a great contest! Not only did I get to read about educational research (one of my favorite topics *ever*), I got to write about it. The first piece about The Importance of Attitude, is a topic I could talk about endlessly. We have to serve as cheerleaders of our colleagues when no one else will. Creating positive student relationships with that in mind can make the difference between depression and a great day.

I could talk education all day long, so if that appeals to you, chat me up at Twitter (@BethFMorrow), but I’m also finding out how much I enjoy writing business related pieces. I’m fascinated by the business world workings. My pieces for the Camp Business Week-Ender blog (The Top 10 Ways to Get Work Done and The “I Don’t Have Time To Succession Plan” Plan) have become more business and less programming centered, which may change as we move toward that glorious summer camp season.

And on that note, I’ll leave you for now, hoping your March looks sunnier than ours…