Perhaps you are sold on the fact that free play is important for small children, but once they reach a certain age, shouldn’t kids be getting down to the business … Continue reading Does Star Wars Count as Learning?
It turns out that all work and no play could affect your child's chances of landing the job of his dreams. In her book, Prepared, Diane Tavener observes that in “the … Continue reading How “play” increases the hire-ability of your children.
In recent days, with everyone at home and attempting some form of schooling with their children, we have gotten comments like, “at least you guys are used to this, right?” … Continue reading “School at Home” vs. Home Education: Is there a difference?
Think of something your parents taught you as a child that you have felt (or would feel) confident teaching your own children. Maybe how to do the laundry or to … Continue reading Reaping a harvest of delighted readers
How many times did we say it over the years of our schooling? How many times have we heard our children or students say it? Why do I have to learn this? … Continue reading Why do I have to learn this?
I sat in a chair like everyone else in the circle, but was different than everyone else. They shared their stories and I listened because there was nothing for me … Continue reading How to climb into someone’s skin-a lesson in empathy
“Mommy, why doesn’t the UPS truck come anymore? Do they still deliver packages?” What do you mean? “It was the Amazon Prime truck that delivered the last 2 times.” Oh … Continue reading The Power of a Good Question
My daughter shared with some friends we had for dinner about the cupcake business she and her best friend started. A week earlier, they had set up a stand in … Continue reading The best thing you can teach your child
Starting sometime in middle school, I began to understand the idea of social awkwardness (didn't we all?). There are a few people (you know them when you see them) who … Continue reading Embracing the awkward conversation
In Simon Sinek's book, Start With Why, he says that all businesses can tell you what they do and most can tell you how they do it, but what so many … Continue reading What is your educational “Why”?