C is for Create.

The ABC’s of Learning Beyond School.  Brought to You by the Letter C.  Create.   Yes, you.  Create.  Or your kids, let them create. Big things, little things, things that last or not. Create things that demonstrate what you are learning about. Create meals, recipes, art, things you need, wild & crazy things, useful and … Read more C is for Create.

B is for Begin

Part of the ABC’s of Learning Beyond School.  Brought to You by the Letter B.  Begin. Start. Pick something you’ve always  wanted to learn or just recently have a passing interest in, and get going. Something you are curious about?  Something your child asks?  Whatever the subject, Begin. No excuses. It doesn’t have  to be … Read more B is for Begin

“You Can’t Build on Broken”

I was awed by Angela Blanchard when I heard her speak at Business Innovation Factory Summit #7.   This morning I was re-inspired listening to her talk from TEDxHouston 2011. My head is spinning thinking about how to take what she’s learned about asset based community development and try it in other situations, and just how … Read more “You Can’t Build on Broken”

Making Connections: Book Review 52 Cups of Coffee

Coffee with new 52 Cups book, read an interview with author Megan Gebhart at http://www.lisanalbone.com/2011/08/making-connections/

Today I was thinking about my wonderful friends and how they often also serve as mentors, or help me make an important connection that comes just when I need it. But what if you went out seeking those types of connections or mentors? And spent time meeting with them and reflecting on what you learned? … Read more Making Connections: Book Review 52 Cups of Coffee

August Angst, UnCollege Version

August Angst UnCollege version

Here is a little verse written back in 2011 to help you if you are wondering about what educational opportunities you might pursue after high school.   The time is now here To face your great fear What should you do About college this year? Public or Private, Community or Ivy? Which major? Which field? … Read more August Angst, UnCollege Version

August Angst

The time is now here To face your great fear: “What Should Do We Do With The Kids This Year? I mean, educationally speaking, my dear.” Public or private or homeschool, maybe? But Unschool or Charter, what will it be? What’s most important? How to Decide? What’s best for them or what’s best for me? What … Read more August Angst