Self-directed Learner Mid-year Mobility Check

Mobility is a beautiful thing. Physical, social, or intellectual Being able to move, to be fluid, to progress. To change. To choose. To feel the power and joy of moving, reaching, stretching, walking, growing. Last week I lost my physical mobility for a few days after overdoing it with house and yardwork, party prep, high … Read more Self-directed Learner Mid-year Mobility Check

What’s the Secret to Supporting Self-Directed Learners?

If you’re a parent who wasn’t homeschooled, you probably find yourself wondering, “How can I help my child be a self-directed learner when that’s not how I learned?”    Maybe you’re a parent who doesn’t want to homeschool, but you want to support your child’s learning and encourage them to enjoy lifelong learning. Here’s what … Read more What’s the Secret to Supporting Self-Directed Learners?

Focus and Questions for 2017:What is Your One Thing?

Resolutions, and goals, and habits, oh my! The new year is a fresh slate, which like a blank piece of paper, can be overwhelming or inspiring, or both. Are you grateful for having choices but confused about which choices to make?   Me, too. Over the holidays I read a book called The ONE Thing: The … Read more Focus and Questions for 2017:What is Your One Thing?

Solstice End of Year Reflection: What’s Really Important?

This has been a hard year.

My mom was diagnosed with ALS in February, followed by two feeding tube surgeries, a move back east and rapidly progressing symptoms. One sibling had a bad fall with complications. Another sibling needed a brain surgery and still needs a different surgery.

And yesterday, the longest night of the year, I’d started my year-in-review that often morphs into  me beating myself up about all the things I didn’t accomplish that I intended to, like:

  • only 16 blog posts/28 newsletters instead of 52
  • no speaking gigs
  • just a few books sold and no marketing plan
  • still piles and piles of mama’s files to be gone through
  • my messy, messy house

The list of what didn’t get done, or done well, could go on and on.  

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Review of GoFindIt, an Instant Natural Treasure Hunt Game

 

I love nature and encouraging people of all ages to go outside. Nature is an incredible resource for learning, health, and connection.

I’ve written about how important I think connecting to nature for parenting and learning in several previous posts:

http://www.lisanalbone.com/2015/09/nature-is-a-learning-resource/

http://www.lisanalbone.com/2014/04/dont-forget-to-go-outside/

http://www.lisanalbone.com/2015/08/review-how-to-raise-a-wild-child-by-scott-d-sampson/

Nature is one of the ten happiness helpers to use in creating your happiness action plan http://www.lisanalbone.com/2015/08/what-helps-us-be-happy/

Because of these posts, I learned about a nonprofit organization in the UK, Sensory Trust. Org, that has great programs and resources for creating accessible and engaging outdoor experiences.  

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