Celebrate Those Teachers and Amazon, say what?!

It's almost the end of the academic year and time to celebrate those teachers who are awesome (or those teachers who could use more awesome in their repertoire).  Ha!

Go to Hello, Strategies and use the code:  MYTEACHERSROCK2017 to get 25% off of all products sitewide.  Why not shower your favorite teachers with thank you gifts they can use with their current and future students - like our Question Cards, Wooden Nickels or our ebook?

And....Jackie and I are totally psyched to announce.....our ebook is now available in softback/paperback on Amazon!

Get your copy of Hello, Teaching Strategies on Amazon (and while you are there, be sure to review the book once you purchase it).

Yay for awesome teachers and another great academic year!


Graduation Subway Art 2017

Hi y'all -

It's that time of year again when we start thinking ahead to all those graduations in May and June.

Thanks to a reminder from Elizabeth, here is the 2017 version of ....drum roll, please....Upcycled Education's graduation subway art!

To save and use, right click on the image below and choose "save as."  Or visit this link here to retrieve a copy of the image.

Enjoy and Happy Graduation to all those amazing graduates in your life!


Words in the Running for 2017

While I wait for my 2017 word to magically appear - you can read more about my word for 2017 here - I thought I'd share the list of word contenders and one more ski photo, because why not?  Plus, this angle - with the sky totally in the background - is so cool as is my lovely, ski bunny partner.

Jen and Miss O ski

I am down to this list of words and a few phrases....

  • Now - as in "be in the present moment"
  • Prosperity - which is a strange word for me, yet there is something I like about it.  I think it is the "thriving" part of the definition of prosperity that speaks to me
  • Go - This word might be too active for me, yet I like that it's slightly fiery to me and I might get some cool projects done.
  • Minimize - As in minimize the noise, wasted time, junk in my life, self-sabotaging thoughts.  I'm so done with those thoughts.
  • Intuition - Love this one!  I'm a big believer in my wise, inner voice.  And, if I were to listen to my wise, inner voice more?!  Oh my!  
  • Flow - This one is about living my values, listening to my intuition, being in alignment; I like flow. This is a good word for me.
  • Momentai - which is a Cantonese phrase that means "no problem."  I was told by a fabulous former student, C, that it bears the meaning of "assuring the listening to stay calm."  I love that - assuring the listening to stay calm.  It reminds me a bit of minimize.

And....believe it or not, this phrase keeps coming back to me as my word (phrase) for 2017:

Leave it all on the dance floor.

I'll give my intuition a few more days to figure this out and then, I'll be ready to embrace what word or phrase appears to serve me for 2017.

Have you figured out your word for 2017?  Share it below or on your favorite social media outlet.


Happy 2017!

Lara Family Skis in Breck 2016-17

Good bye to a fantastic 2016 and Hello to 2017!  I am soooo excited for what's ahead!

All the best to you and your dreams - Let's do this!

With love from Breckenridge,

My Word for 2017

You might remember, each year I choose a word to be my focus or intention for the year.

Rainbow over Breckenridge, CO

In 2016, my word was "savor."  I chose that word because I wanted to slow down, be more in the present moment, and savor what was around me.  In 2015, my word was "brave" - man, was that a great word for me.  I leaned into brave so much that year that 2015 was probably one of my biggest personal and professional growth years on record.   Brave, you ruled!

Jackie - my colleague, business partner, and friend - just texted me and asked what my word for 2017 was going to be.  Hmmmm, that's a great question.  What do I want my focus and intention to be?

What do I want to invite into my life for 2017?

Do you have any suggestions for me?   

Here's a great question...what do YOU want to invite into your life for 2017?  What is your word going to be?  Please share below or contact me (via email, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter).  I'd love to know what word or words you are considering; perhaps, they will inspire me.

So curious,