Looking back to look forward

In the next few months I’ll be expanding my content creation for Mondays @ the Museums to provide new live and recorded videos on a number of topics related to museums and the world of informal education. While putting together my budget projections for the upcoming calendar year, I had to ask myself “why” again.Continue reading “Looking back to look forward”

Reflecting towards the New Year: 2020 is almost over (Huzzah!)

Mondays @ the Museum has made it 5 months from inception and 4 months from incorporation!  When I first started Mondays @ the Museum, it was in response to a need for supplemental income and a realization that I had a unique (and possibly profitable)  skill set that others might actually benefit from. My skillContinue reading “Reflecting towards the New Year: 2020 is almost over (Huzzah!)”

What is Mondays @ the Museum “selling?”

Recently I was introduced to a marketing professional who specializes in developing LMS or Learning Management Systems. For those that are unfamiliar with the term (as I was), “A learning management system is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, automation and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs.Continue reading “What is Mondays @ the Museum “selling?””

STEM @ the Museum: Educational Video

It’s alive!! STEM @ the Museum is the next iteration of the Mondays @ the Museum product development experiment. Similar to Frankenstein’s monster, this video takes and modifies parts from Session 4 of the Tour the Met course: “STEM at the Museum.” Hopefully, different from that poor monster, these re-used clips and re-written script andContinue reading “STEM @ the Museum: Educational Video”

Rethinking the product, aka. Pivoting

Today I spent my time re-writing a single lesson. But it’s SO MUCH BETTER! The change was sparked by one phone call, or voicemail message. I had previously pitched my initial course product to my daughter’s 3rd grade online school teacher, to get her insight and to see if she might be interested in tryingContinue reading “Rethinking the product, aka. Pivoting”

Mondays @ the Museum: The Experiment Continues

There’s a risk in putting yourself out there. Since August, when I first came up with this crazy idea, published this website, created the M@M Facebook page, Instagram account, Teachers pay Teachers marketplace, Linked-in & Pinterest accounts, I’ve felt somewhat naked. There’s a certain comfort in hiding behind a resume, or behind the reputation ofContinue reading “Mondays @ the Museum: The Experiment Continues”

Mondays @ the Museum Behind-the-Scenes – Week 6: Review and Culmination

Week 1 Intro to the Museum  Week 2 Gallery/Topic Exploration: Reading ART Week 3 Gallery/ Topic Exploration: looking through a Social Studies lens  Week 4 Gallery/ Topic Exploration: looking through a S.T.E.M. lens  Week 5 Gallery/ Topic Exploration: Experiencing with Performing Arts  Week 6 Review and culmination exercises MONDAY: October 19, 2020 “Can we pleaseContinue reading “Mondays @ the Museum Behind-the-Scenes – Week 6: Review and Culmination”

Mondays @ the Museum Behind-the-Scenes – Week 5: Through the lens of Performing Arts

Week 1 Intro to the Museum  Week 2 Gallery/Topic Exploration: Reading ART Week 3 Gallery/ Topic Exploration: looking through a Social Studies lens  Week 4 Gallery/ Topic Exploration: looking through a S.T.E.M. lens  Week 5 Gallery/ Topic Exploration: Experiencing with Performing Arts  Week 6 Review and culmination exercises MONDAY: October 12, 2020 My previous museumContinue reading “Mondays @ the Museum Behind-the-Scenes – Week 5: Through the lens of Performing Arts”