Posts tagged "education"

Do you believe we are "one" with the elephants?

Sometimes when I am speaking or writing I refer to “oneness” – which at the very basic level means we are ALL connected, we are all part of the whole, and we all have a part to play in humanity.  Many seem to understand this in their own way, but many tell me I am... Read more »

Life isn't always about the right answer: a guest blog from a teacher of 30 years

Guest blogger Sheryl Nakonechny taught with my mom at Clinton Rosette Middle School in DeKalb, IL, and when I was just starting out as a teacher I was lucky enough to teach alongside her as well.  Sheryl is an award winning teacher who retired this year after 30 years of service.  She believed in invoking... Read more »

What do you really want for your kids?

I wrote this blog, which eventually became a chapter in my book, around this time last year. I was inspired because of the movie Race to Nowhere, but also because parents were constantly asking me about summer educational “opportunities” for their kids, or summer tutors, or how to get their children to “do better” next... Read more »