Grow in a Cup of Sunshine

By |June 21st, 2015|

Summer is upon us!  We are calling our summer theme “Sand, Sunnies, and Sandwiches” and inviting you to enjoy your child more this summer with Learn Forward.

Now is the perfect time to download your #LearnForward app with nourishment and inspiration to a focus on matters most and to fill your days with joy!

My inspiration for […]

One Secret for Getting the Most Out of Summer

By |June 14th, 2015|

Learn Forward is focused on what matters most.  What matters most in your summer?  How can we faithfully invest in the five most important journeys: faith, worthiness, selfhood, belonging, and changemaking?

If you are new to these journeys, please subscribe at Learn Forward to receive your free Starter Kit.  It is a powerful beginning.

I’m sure you have many ideas […]

Sustaining Motivation at the End of the Year

By |May 31st, 2015|

I wrote in my journal this week, “Finishing things is more difficult than it seems.”  As I am trying to finish the final chapter in the Learn Forward book, finish the school year at Willowstone Academy, and finish school days with my son who is graduating, I am aware of the challenges. […]

Four Perspectives On Standardized Testing

By |May 3rd, 2015|

I am holding the results of standardized tests in my hands. I’m trying to make sense of it as an educator and mother.

Throughout North America students are being ‘tested’ and measured against standards. Then, students, schools, and districts are compared against each other. Some become coined the ‘successful’ and others not. At the end, we all hustle harder to get into the right category.  […]

In Focus with Learn Forward

By |March 15th, 2015|

Have you ever watched a child play with a magnifying glass? It’s best outside in the warm sunshine.  They crouch down with the toil of it.  Consider how focused they are in exploring their world.  They watch the ants, as if ants were the only creature on earth. 

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Handholds on the Climb to Selfhood

By |September 14th, 2014|

Back-to-School Night is the backdrop of our LearnForward conversation.  It’s the traditional time in each school year when parents and educators gather together to learn about how we will proceed.  The burning question on every parent’s mind is “How will you meet the needs of my child?”

Last week we began a conversation about climbing to the […]