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My name is Daniela Kent and I teach Junior English (College and Advanced Prep) in addition to coaching teachers through our new textbook adoption and technology integration. I currently have a 21st century technology pilot classroom, which has provided me with great insight in classroom design and technology implementation.

When I am not at school, you can find me working out, raising two boys, and discovering new technology. I am also a huge digital information consumer, hoping to grow my own influence in the edtech and fashion communities.

Let’s set some trends!

Just Another Manic Monday...

Just Another Manic Monday...

Today, my third period entertained me when discussing the StudySync Blast "Looking for Love" in which the idea of love is explored on a literary and psychological level. This is such an important (and often overlooked) aspect to explaining the intensity, exploration, and articulation of the feeling: LOVE. I have to commend StudySync for its use of really applicable links in their research section, where I assigned students to select two links to read and report back to the class in a shared google slide deck. Nothing fancy. Just straight-forward stuff, where many got into the task of decorating and adjusting their message to suit their peers' needs/interests with pop culture references. *Check out my Instastory for footage of these characters. :)

While we did so, I asked students to type a love song in the title by their name. From there we listened to their love songs while we worked and of course, we had a lot of fun making fun of super cheesy 80s/90s songs (why did I not realize how overdramatic these songs are?!) while appreciating the Ella Fitzgerald/Frank Sinatra choices from decades of yore. Such classics! I have such an affinity for these classics, that it made me stop and think of what love was like before technology; love that was expressed in poems, books, letters, and songs. I love technology but it has changed how we express emotion and how we ingest it. What used to be a private love letter between two lovers has now become a public post that must receive likes and comments. Again, I love technology, but I see a change in how the next generation interprets literary love and technological love. 

Enough of that stroll down my cerebral cortex, let's explore the love I have for this easy swing dress with classic black and white knit ruffle details. It is a shorter dress than I usually wear to school... I only realized that when stepping onto campus and feeling differently than I had in the dressing room at LOFT, where incidentally this dress is on sale (40% off). 

Go snag one for yourself, use the icon below to direct you to LOFT's page. 

NOT PICTURED, BUT worth mentioning because they're my favorite Mother's Day gift this year (yes, I know it's next week, but I bought myself a few more necklaces).

Poppy Choker - Made By Mary With Love

Zola disc necklace - Made By Mary With Love (with my anniversary engraved on it)

Essential Spring Jumpsuits at  GREAT price!

Essential Spring Jumpsuits at GREAT price!

Fresh. Fun. Spring Simplicity!

Fresh. Fun. Spring Simplicity!