Book Review: InsightOut by Tina Seelig

Have you ever attended an author talk as part of a book launch? The energy and excitement is palpable as you are experiencing the reality of someone getting their ideas out of their head and into the world. Lucky me, I got to head to Palo Alto a few weeks ago to a Kepler’s Book  speaker … Read more Book Review: InsightOut by Tina Seelig

Cultivating the Future: Inspiring Communities of Learners

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Teachers* have an opportunity to cultivate the future by inspiring communities of learners. Last week when I read the  Atlantic.com article by Michael Godsey, The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what’s left for classroom instructors to do?  I couldn’t respond quickly or coherently enough. I wanted to … Read more Cultivating the Future: Inspiring Communities of Learners

A Real World Resource that Rocks: Your Library

If you’ve been here before you already know that I love libraries! Libraries were a favorite resource for me long before starting down the homeschooling/unschooling/uncollege path. Libraries have been a mainstay of knowledge, information, friendships, free and low cost books and other learning materials, and access to the internet. They provide low cost options for … Read more A Real World Resource that Rocks: Your Library

Review:Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners

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How do you go about mentoring self-directed learners? Lori Pickert’s books Project Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners does an excellent job of explaining how we set up our homes and lives for mentoring self-directed learners. And even though it says “Project-Based homeschooling”,  you don’t need to be homeschooling to use this book. There are so … Read more Review:Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners

Parenting Tips from Jack Andraka’s Mom, Jane: Showing up and Keeping it Real

  Jane Andraka is warm, funny, and down-to-earth mom, who happens to be, according to Forbes magazine, “a genius at raising brilliant kids.” Her sons Luke and Jack have been taking the science and engineering world by storm, while still in their teens. Her younger son Jack developed a break-through, simple test for pancreatic cancer … Read more Parenting Tips from Jack Andraka’s Mom, Jane: Showing up and Keeping it Real

10 Questions to Practice Reflection: Key to Success in Learning and Life

Do you practice reflection? Reflection is looking clearly and honestly at oneself to take responsibility for your actions, words, thoughts deeds, or undeeds. Reflection is a critical component of learning and personal growth for parents, teachers, leaders and self-directed learners. It helps you learn and practice metacognitive skills. Reflection requires you to pay attention, to … Read more 10 Questions to Practice Reflection: Key to Success in Learning and Life