Beautiful Things Are Hard

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I love food. I am not talking about a casserole or a fast food hamburger. I am talking about beautiful food. I mean an artfully crafted feast. I delight […]

Renewed Beginnings: Drawn Back to the Joy of Learning

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Welcome to the new year! As I began writing this article, I considered the traditional “new year” themes, and I realized they may not fit within the school year context. […]

Profound Simplicity: Lessons from Logic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I am privileged to teach our 7th grade logic class. These students are entering a new developmental stage where their brains can process information more conceptually. They are learning to […]

Poetry in Kindergarten

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you stop by the kindergarten room after lunch, you will hear a poem read to the students and a discussion about that poem. Currently we are working our way […]

Cultivating a Purposeful Perspective

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]November is National Gratitude Month – an invitation to be more intentional in dwelling on that which we are grateful for in our lives. Does your family practice any gratitude […]

I Can’t Get That Song Out of My Head!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you know what an earworm is? Before I answer that, I have another test. I am going to write a phrase and see if you can finish it: “The […]

The Foundational Promise of The Hope Coalition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Few things are more tragic than untapped potential in children. Preschool is one foundational component to help children reach their potential in every stage of life. The preschool experience is […]

What’s In A Name?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In three-year-old preschool, some students go the entire year without knowing their classmates’ names: “That boy has the truck I wanted!” or “She is my friend.” In a recent small […]