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November 16, 2017
New Blog post: Creating an Environment-Friendly World with Museums. I share resources and talk about the most recent edition of AAM’s Museum magazine.  Creating an Environment-Friendly World with Museums

November 9, 2017
This week I wrote about museum boards and how important communication between boards, directors, and staff are to keep museums function as resources within the community. How to Work with Museum Boards

November 2, 2017
I wrote about visitor perspectives this week. Check out the blog post here: What Do You See? The Importance of Visitors’ Perspectives

October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween! Check out updated resources on subjects such as Halloween and education here: Public History and Education and Interpretation

October 26, 2017
I wrote about international museums and what we can learn from establishing connections with museum professionals from all over the world. Find it here!

October 23, 2017, 9:14pm

Thank you Holly Steward! With your help, I can expand my blog & website to do even cooler things.

October 23, 2017

Guess what?! I’m on Patreon! With your help, I can expand my blog & website to do even cooler things. https://www.patreon.com/lindseysteward

October 20, 2017

Today is my birthday! Also, if you have not checked it out yet I wrote a one-year anniversary blog post found here: Anniversary Special

October 19, 2017

In honor of the one-year anniversary of my blog, I decided to reflect on the past year, express my thanks to you all for reading, and share future plans for the blog. Thank you all for your continued support during the past year, and I hope you all continue to read as I continue to give educators and aspiring educators both a personal account of and resources on the museum education field

October 12, 2017

I wrote this week about the registration process for booking school programs. What software or process do you find works best for your museum or organization? Has there been significant changes in how the registration process is done when and if your organization switched

October 9, 2017

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day

October 5, 2017

This week I wrote about the latest edition of Museum Education Roundtable’s Journal of Museum Education. How would you answer this question: does museum education have a canon? What examples have you seen in museums that prove museum education does (or does not) have a canon? Museum Education’s Canon

September 27, 2017

This week I am posting earlier than usual because I have a family event this weekend I am preparing for and I also want to address a blog post from Alliance Labs, the American Alliance of Museums blog, discussing the topic of why many museum professionals are leaving the field. Please leave your responses about this topic on my blog and/or the Alliance Labs blog, and continue this discussion among your friends, students, professors, and colleagues. “Leaving the Museum Field”: A Reaction to the Alliance Labs Blog

September 21, 2017
I wrote about museum-school partnerships this week. For parents, guardians, and chaperones, how have your children’s experiences in museums made an impact on them as individuals? What examples can you share about museum-school partnerships that worked in your institutions

September 19, 2017

Check out the latest updates on the Resources page

September 14, 2017

I wrote about the importance of education supplies in museum programs and how funding for these supplies are gained in How Education Supplies Are Significant in Museum Programming

September 12, 2017

There is a new resource from the National Heritage Responders found on Natural Disaster Resources page

September 11, 2017

16 Years Later: We Will Never Forget
9/11/2001

September 10, 2017
See additional resources added to the Educational Resources and Museums & News pages

September 7, 2017, 9:52 PM (EST)

I wrote about the importance of understanding why we need to learn about natural disaster recovery resources. My thoughts are with those still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and those who are in the middle of Hurricane Irma.
What resources have you came across for natural disaster recovery processes? How does (do) your organization(s) prepare for and recover from natural disasters?

September 7, 2017, 7:56 pm (EST)
I have updated the Articles I Am Reading section of the Resources page. I added a new section: Educational Resources! New blog post will be posted soon

September 3, 2017

Happy Labor Day Weekend! Stay tuned for more updates soon

September 1, 2017

If you haven’t already, check out the latest updates to the website including resources on natural disaster recovery and a new blog post on how to make education programs accessible

August 28, 2017

Check out the latest updates made to the Articles I Am Reading page

August 24, 2017

This week I wrote about Sage Morgan-Hubbard’s post on Alliance Labs about the Dreamspace Project. Have you read the Dreamspace workbook? What do you think of the Dreamspace workbook and toolkit

August 17, 2017

I wrote another blog post this week on Charlottesville and what we can do to educate our children/students about what happened there. What are you and your organizations doing in response to the events in Charlottesville? Do you have ideas on what museums should do?

Also, check out the recent changes in the Articles I Am Reading section I made

August 14, 2017

Check out the recent edits of this website. I rearranged the links on the home page, and changed the layout of the Resources pages

August 10, 2017

This week I wrote about what I love the most about working as a museum educator. I was wondering What do you enjoy the most about your career? Do you have favorite stories from your museums/organizations?

August 3, 2017

This week I wrote about more museum programming including homeschool programs. What other museums or organizations have similar programs I discussed? Has your organization considered expanding programs like homeschool programs if it does not have a program already? If your organization has similar programming, what are the accomplishments and challenges your museum or organization accomplished

July 31, 2017:

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

July 27, 2017: 

This is especially for those planning for school visits to their institutions, I wrote a blog post about field trip experiences from the museum educator and kids perspective. What do you remember about your own field trip experiences? Has it effected the way you educated school groups that visit your museum or institution? Is there an example of a day that showed how much impact your programs had on the students visiting? Day at the Museum: Field Trips for Kids and Museum Educators

July 26, 2017:
I will be participating in this month’s Lunch with NEMA webinar. Also, check out this week’s blog post on field trips that will be posted tomorrow.

July 20, 2017: 
I wrote this week about the issue of the decrease in children’s playtime. I was inspired by an article I read from the Huffington Post. How do you feel about children’s playtime? Do you feel that playtime has increased or decreased in recent years? What programs do your museums or organizations offer to allow playtime or time to express their creativity?

July 17, 2017:
I recently redesigned the website to make it more relevant and accessible for all interested in learning more about my experience in museum education looking back, moving forward.

July 14, 2017: 
If you have access to this summer’s edition of Museum magazine published by AAM, I recommend it. It is all about Engaging Visitors. I just completed my reaction to this magazine. Find it on the Blog page.

July 10, 2017:

Special Blog Post: I have written a special blog entry today about a tour I recently participated in which was Museum Hack’s Game of Thrones Mini-Tour located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

July 4, 2017: 

Happy Independence Day to all visitors celebrating today! I am celebrating with my family today. #July4thMuseums

July 1, 2017: 

To those who are celebrating, I hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July weekend!

June 30, 2017:
Happy Fourth of July! Because of the holiday, I will not post a new article to the blog this week. However, I will post another article after the holiday week. In the meantime, check out the latest updates I made to the website.

June 29, 2017:

Two new  posts have been published here and on Medium. Check out my reactions to this week’s Museum Hack blog posts.

June 29, 2017:

Later today, I will be posting two new posts to the blog. I will announce when they are available.

June 26, 2017:

I will be posting a new entry this Thursday.
Happy 20th Anniversary Harry Potter!

 

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