Author Archives: Tanya B

About Tanya B

A working mother, engaged in the good work of protecting public education for all mothers' children

Of Bakers, Balzers and Baseball: Postscript, Facing Forward #Nerdultion #45

I am from Maine. Deeply. I can trace roots in this place back to the Revolutionary War. And in case you don’t know this about Mainers, we tend to be a taciturn people. I don’t know how other quiet Mainers … Continue reading

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Of Bakers, Balzers and Baseball, game 3, The Giants!  (OR Bad Fan) #Nerdlution #44

Today we are in my so-far favorite Cactus League Stadium, Giants Stadium, in Scottsdale, Arizona, to watch my favorite team, The San Francisco Giants. We had hoped to catch two Giants games, but by the time I make up my … Continue reading

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Of Bakers, Balzers and Baseball, game 2, Lawn Seats #Nerdlution #43

On the second day of spring training extravaganza, we visit the new Cubs Stadium in Mesa. We do this because the Balzers are Cubs fans, because the stadium is the biggest and the newest in the valley, and because it … Continue reading

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Of Bakers, Balzers and Baseball, game 1 #Nerdlution #42

It’s the second day of spring and I’m in Arizona for spring training baseball. Today’s game: Texas Rangers v. Milwaukee Brewers. Why? The honest reason is that the Giants-A’s game was sold out and there were no other teams playing … Continue reading

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Let’s finish this thing! #Nerdlution #40

What is wrong with me? I can write 39 blog posts, one almost every day, and then, 11 posts from the end of the challenge, I fall apart? Racing equivalent? Walking mile 8 of the 15K run? Maybe more like … Continue reading

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Of Bakers, Balzers Baseball, and Birthdays: Introduction #Nerdlution #41

My sister has lived in the Valley of the Sun for over twenty years. Generally, I think she’s crazy to live in a desert full of strip malls. But her husband’s family is here, and all her friends, and it … Continue reading

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“Celebrating” Teachers: #Nerdlution #39

Reporting from Teaching & Learning 2014, sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. 5,000 educators have converged on the convention center in Washington D.C. for two days. It’s a fancy conference. The plenary sessions are held in a … Continue reading

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