I’ve been writing a lot about writing with kids lately. It’s gotten me to think about how important the act of reflection is. Moreover, I’ve been thinking about how the reflection process can be made even more meaningful when it’s shared. Recently, I ran across this post by Natasha Younge offering tips on reflecting on […]

There are so many great things going on in public schools today. If you are not a parent, you might not know about them or know how to get involved. For that reason, I’ve decided to start a series spotlighting school partners that really make a difference to teachers, families and most of all STUDENTS! […]

I was shocked to learn that many of my girls third-grade classmates already have an account! When are children old enough to go on Facebook? … What about Twitter?… Instagram? How can we help our kids navigate in this new world of social networks where someone’s “personal brand” and online identity not only help them attract “friends” and may also impact his or her future professional opportunities.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

– Nelson Mandela

Once you have kids in school, you are reminded of what I think Valentines Day should really be about… LOVE.

Sometimes you see a video and it really moves you. This one did. As adults, we often forget how much we have learned. We forget how difficult and frustrating it can be as a child to become good at doing seemingly basic things. We read without thinking, calculate sales tax in our heads, tie our […]

This month, I am especially excited to learn more about the African-Americans who have made our country great. In my search for knowledge, I am coming across some great resources that I’d like to share with you! (This is the fifth in a series of posts devoted to sharing the rich history of African-Americans. To see more […]

I remember visiting Washington D.C. the summer of my 5th grade year and being shocked to learn upon my tour of President Washington’s Mount Vernon home, that he had slaves. I was even more shocked that this major fact was just glossed over by the tour guide: “…and over there were the slaves quarters. Now let’s move on to the grand parlor!”

“Did I just hear that?” I thought, “Why isn’t anyone talking about this?”

Actress Alfre Woodard performs a very moving piece from black abolitionist, and former slave, Sojourner Truth who delivered an impromptu speech before a gathering of feminists in Akron Ohio in 1851.

One of the best things about being a parent or teacher is you get a “do over”. Ever feel guilty that you didn’t read many of the classics? Well now is your chance! Not only do you now have the excuse, nay obligation, while away your time reading a good-old-fashioned book, you have the opportunity […]