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 […]


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 […]


The Thanksgiving Reader

The Thanksgiving Reader

I’m thankful to be thankful! The miracle that is our world, our lives and our stories asks to be shared. Seth Godin shared a downloadable booklet, The Thanksgiving Reader, to contribute to our thankfulness for friends and family this holiday season. Download it, print it out, and share these wonderful thoughts and stories. Add your […]


Join Me For This Event!

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 third edition of a free, online conference taking place during the week of November 15th, 2021.  I’ll be speaking on Monday, November 15. What is it about? […]


Bored?

Bored?

As I’ve been cleaning up files on my computer I came across a refrigerator reminder about what to do when you are bored. My mother used to tell us when we came to her saying, I’m bored: Go sweep the porch. It was amazing how quickly we found something much more fun to do. That […]


BOOK | Rip The Page!

rip the page

Just in time for summer! I love to write and I love to help elementary-aged children make that break-through to the point where they, too, love to write. Karen Benke’s book, Rip the Page: Adventures in Creative Writing, is a wonderful resource to encourage summer writing fun. With over 200 pages of writing ideas, I […]


Read The Brain Series

The Brain Series

Here are some Kids Talk articles to help with understanding children’s brain development. And you might find some tips for yourself! The Kids Talk Brain Series Physical Activity Enriches Young Brains Brains Love Opportunities For Meaningful Learning The Brain Craves Clear and Precise Information  The Brain Seeks To Control Stress The Brain Learns Best With […]


BOOK | Building Cathedrals Not Walls

building cathedrals not walls

Building Cathedrals Not Walls is a collection of ninety Kids Talk essays to inspire you in your work with children, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or other adult in the life of a child. Cathedrals endure as symbols of vision and dedication from the Middle Ages. During this time in Europe scores of […]


BOOK | Peace, Love, Action!

Peace, Love, Action!

August 28, 1963. The evening news showed Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his now famous I Have a Dream speech. As an almost eight-year-old, I listened, sensing the underlying truth of what he was saying. The next day’s newspaper carried the full text and I read it out loud to my mother, asking for clarification […]