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Summer Memories, and How to Prepare for the Upcoming School Year

Added to Medium, August 24, 2018 Most of the summer for museum educators is dedicated to organizing the school programs for the upcoming school year. Since we also focus on practicing self-care, museum educators also focus their summers on spending time enjoying the summer vacation. With schools starting soon, a lot of our minds especially… Continue reading Summer Memories, and How to Prepare for the Upcoming School Year

Patron Request: History and Museums Interpreted Through Children’s Media

Added to Medium, August 10, 2018 On my Patreon page, patrons can ask me to write about varying topics to be posted and shared from my website. There have been a few posts I have written based on patron requests including one about the concept of history repeating itself, people’s experiences during the Great Depression,… Continue reading Patron Request: History and Museums Interpreted Through Children’s Media

Planning a Summer Program: My Experience Creating a Summer Camp Program

Added to Medium, August 2, 2018 On August 1st, I executed and implemented a test summer program for the Three Village Historical Society. I spent months with the rest of the Education Committee coming up with ideas for activities and coming up with a list of materials needed for the program. During those months, I… Continue reading Planning a Summer Program: My Experience Creating a Summer Camp Program

Museum Leadership: What We Need To Do To Develop Our Skills in the Museum Field

Added to Medium, July 19, 2018 All museum professionals need to develop their skills to succeed in the field, and we need to do more to help museum professionals, especially emerging museum professionals, develop their leadership skills. The current state of our field, however, does not do a lot to encourage its museum professionals to… Continue reading Museum Leadership: What We Need To Do To Develop Our Skills in the Museum Field

Museums Are Not Neutral: A Discussion on Why There is No Museum Neutrality in Museum Education

Added to Medium, July 12, 2018 Throughout the conference sessions I have attended and the social media discussions I participated in, the topic of museum neutrality has been discussed among myself and many other museum professionals. Questions we should start with when discussing museum neutrality are: What does museum neutrality mean? If we should claim… Continue reading Museums Are Not Neutral: A Discussion on Why There is No Museum Neutrality in Museum Education

Mentorships: Why It Is Significant for Museum Educators

Added to Medium, June 28, 2018 Our most important resources in the museum and museum education field come from each other. Mentorships are one of the ways all professionals, especially museum professionals, can learn from one another. As we discuss taking care of ourselves, it is important to learn the value of the relationship between… Continue reading Mentorships: Why It Is Significant for Museum Educators

How We Can Show Policymakers and Teachers Our Museums’ Potential as Educational Resources

Added to Medium, June 21, 2018 Museums continue to find ways to develop the relationships and collaborations with schools whether they are private, public, or homeschool. Even though museums are increasingly being seen as educational resources for school curriculums, education policies in the United States suggest that as museum professionals we need to continue to… Continue reading How We Can Show Policymakers and Teachers Our Museums’ Potential as Educational Resources