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Leadership

Think Big With Montessori Education

Think Big with Montessori Education

It was a quiet September morning, sitting around drinking coffee.  We were on vacation with friends and talking about what to do for the day. Then an email came in announcing that Jeff Bezos was investing $2 Billion for free Montessori-inspired preschools.  All plans for the day were put on hold. The game began. The […]


FREE WEBINAR | Planning For Summer Fun

Planning For Summer Fun

Are you concerned about having enough activities to fill up the entire summer? At home and at school? In this instant webinar, Planning For Summer Fun… Parent or teacher you’ll learn: All in under 15 minutes! Plus you’ll get an action guide to help you put it all together. Sign up below and you’ll go […]


FREE WEBINAR | Teaching Your Children Values

Teaching Your Children Values

In today’s world there appears to be a leadership culture that promotes ideas and actions that go against time-tested universal principles of human behavior. These principles have worked to build healthy individuals and cultures all over the world for thousands of years.  We know that there are physical laws, such as gravity, that if we […]


FREE TRAINING | Managing Oneself

Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

As much as people say, “That person is a born leader,” the fact remains that we can learn to become a leader. I’d like to invite you to join a six-week complimentary email course, Managing Oneself, to learn how to be a better leader. Too often the terms leadership and management are used interchangeably.  Leadership […]


FREE WEBINAR | Teaching Civility

Teaching Civility

What are children learning from this mean-spirited time? What has happened to common courtesy? How can we magnify kindness and respect in both children and adults? Teaching civility is a topic that has been on my mind for several years now. In this 20-minute instant free training, Teaching Civility, you’ll learn how you can create […]


Pony Up

My natural proclivities tend toward optimism.  During these past three years of pandemic disruptions, though, I’ve had to remind myself more than once of the old joke about “there’s a pony in there somewhere.” As I visit with folks, parents and grandparents, we’re beginning to see the pony. It really is there! Our pony has […]


Educational Freedom

My schooling consisted of six elementary schools, one junior high, one high school, three colleges and two Montessori institutes. I’ve attended schools in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Oregon, Ohio, Washington, D.C, Germany, and Costa Rica.  The similarities in all these schools are striking in the fact that the teacher lectured at the front of the room; there […]


BOOK | Stolen Focus

It’s been a long time coming.   And now it seems to me we can’t ignore our situation any longer. It may have begun in 1989 with the introduction of Game Boy, which for those of you who don’t know, was played on a handheld device that required only the use of thumbs. By 1993 […]


For Unto Us A Child Is Born

for unto us a child is born

Today we celebrate the birth of a man from Galilee. This man was born, as all of us are, as a small helpless being, dependent on the care and protection of a mother and father. This child was born in a stable on a journey decreed by a Roman emperor in order for an accurate […]


Choosing Love

Choose Love

For the most part, I don’t like to think in dichotomies. Yes, some issues are black and white. Usually I see a lot of gray in between. What I’ve been fortunate enough to experience for many years is a fundamental human decision that is clearly divided. This decision is either/or. There is no in-between. Every […]