Telepathic charisma

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay This is a great view of the world and how we present ourselves (with charisma): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSOzytAVx0 This could be useful for teachers - or anyone - how does caring matter? With kids: try a lesson in how they can focus on their connection with others and the value they... Continue Reading →

Silk+Sonder balance challenge quiz

Image by wal_172619 from Pixabay This Silk+Sonder balance challenge quiz reminded me that finding balance is an ongoing process. As adults, we need time with family, work, and also play. I'm a mom but I'm also a writer, and teacher - what are we doing when we are our truest selves? Maybe it is more... Continue Reading →

Grounds and Fulness

Image by Anja from Pixabay Playgrounds: Read about their history and purpose and use - it's hard to believe there was a time when children did not have a place to play outside than an abandoned street: https://www.historyworkshop.org.uk/revisiting-the-playground/?ref=The+Browser-newsletter Modern ones are inclusive, and allow for children of all ages and abilities. Playfulness: Steve Gross describes... Continue Reading →

Hiking trails are designed

Image by Hermann Traub from Pixabay 1000 hours outside has this great activity pack which includes prompts and cut-outs for hiking and scavenger hunt calendar. As these resources show, hikes allow us to see the seasonality of nature. One of my kids' favorite things is sticks. On hikes, they are often looking for just the... Continue Reading →

Raising Kids Mindfully

Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Have a strong-willed child? There are rewards of disobedience: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/11/09/why-its-good-to-have-a-strong-willed-child-and-why-you-should-let-up-on-them/ As an adult in a caregiving role, whether for kids you parent or kids you teach and guide, we can be with them in many ways, but here are some resources that may help you find a way that is... Continue Reading →

Thinking of Future Us

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay In mindfulness, we often ask ourselves to be present to the current moment. But ignoring the future can also be detrimental. For example, in this post on "Let's think of future us" the author has us think of the consequences of our actions. What happens if we only think... Continue Reading →

Tuesday poem: Literacy

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Literacy one hundred and seventy chapters she says, having learned to read only a moment ago, while i blinked. now she reads tomes fatter than her shin hands are wide, and on sofas, under chairs chuckling to herself

Legibility and reading

Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay When you've done some writing, you can see if what you've written could be written more concisely. It's like TL;DR automated - and can help you with getting your point across more clearly. Try an online app like this one: https://app.readable.com For example, what I wrote above could be... Continue Reading →

Bare items

This great website sells items that are blank (or bare), so you can make your own hand-drawn books, puzzles, comic books, board games, calendars. They also have such items as crayons without wrappers, markers, flash cards, book jackets, and more. https://www.barebooks.com/other/ This idea seems brilliant to me - when I was in elementary school, we... Continue Reading →

Climate Change

Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay Some interesting things about climate change lately: - King Charles has been called the Climate Change King. But the monarchy has not been good for the climate: https://heated.world/p/stop-calling-charles-the-climate - Patagonia's owners transfer the whole revenue to fight climate change: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/earth-is-our-only-shareholder-patagonias-billionaire-family-transfers-retailers-entire-ownership-to-climate-change-efforts-11663192502 - How are our kids with climate change? Maybe... Continue Reading →

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