FREE WEBINAR | Planning For Summer Fun

Planning For Summer Fun

Are you concerned about having enough activities to full up the entire summer? At home and at school? In this “instant” webinar, Planning For Summer Fun… Parent or teacher you’ll learn: How to  co-create with children a summer full of fun on-target activities. How to prepare the indoors and outdoors. Tips for road trip activities. […]


Establishing Purpose

Over the last two posts, we’ve been looking at three key skills that can help us build strong school communities:   Build safety.  When we create a safe environment, people connect, create bonds of belonging, and forge a group identify.  Share vulnerability.  We express our organization’s true needs with clarity and urgency.  Doing this allows others to step forward […]


Sharing Vulnerability

As we work to build strong school communities, communities of care and service, there are three key skills that can help us:    Build safety.  When we create a safe environment, people connect, create bonds of belonging, and forge a group identify.  Share vulnerability.  We express our organization’s true needs with clarity and urgency.  Doing this allows others to […]


Safety First

What makes a group highly successful? Daniel Coyle in his book, Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, tells us that there are three key skills that leaders use to build cohesive, high functioning organizations.  The first is to build safety.  When we create a safe environment people connect, and create bonds of belonging along with […]


Childhood Potential Conference

Childhood Potential Conference

I wanted to share a FREE ticket to an online Montessori conference with you. Interested? Go on reading! What is it? The Childhood Potential online Montessori conference: a fourth edition of free, online conference taking place during 5 days starting on May 4th, 2022. What is it about? Almost 50 world-class Montessori speakers and Early […]


FREE WEBINAR | Understanding How Children Learn To Read

understanding how children learn to read

Want FUN activities to do with preschoolers? Want to feel confident about children’s reading? In Understanding How Children Learn To Read, you’ll learn: Skills essential to reading success Common developmental obstacles Why one important skill is overlooked How you can help, all in a FUN way! You’ll also be able to ask me questions during […]


FREE WEBINAR | How To Help With Spelling

how to help with spelling

Is spelling dead? In today’s tech world with computerized dictation programs, along with the ability to use spelling autocorrect as we write, there is an educational faction that says that learning to spell is unimportant, that spelling is dead. Research shows, though, that being a competent speller increases… Reading ability, Writing effectiveness, Reading and listening […]


BOOK | Understanding Montessori: A Guide For Parents

Understanding Montessori Second Edition

What is Montessori Education? Montessori education more than anything is about understanding and aiding the natural process of child growth and learning. The principles, methods, and materials used in Montessori education for over a hundred years are scientifically supported, researched and time-tested, plus based on common sense. Understanding Montessori: A Guide for Parents seeks to […]


How Learning Takes Place

How Learning Takes Place

In this Kids Talk Series, Exponential Education, we consider how learning takes place. Does our current educational system meet the reality of how our children actually learn? Read the Exponential Education Series to help spark discussion within your family and community. Kids Talk Exponential Education Series Towards The New Education Every Brain Is Unique Learning […]


BOOK | The 5 Love Languages

5 love languages of children

About three years ago as I was having physical therapy, my therapist mentioned a book that she had been reading and finding so important in helping her create a more loving relationship with her husband and other family members. The book? The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. When I got back home from my […]