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 moreB 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”

Banish the Blues with Dr. Uke

Ukulele and Frog: Don't Worry Be Happy photo www.lisanalbone.com

Today when I saw several posts /tweets about feeling negative, frustrated or stuck, I could relate. No matter how wonderful life is, there is always room to grow. I’ve been in transition for the past few years, with Dale heading out into the world and the new responsibilities of caring for my mom. Empty nest … Read moreBanish the Blues with Dr. Uke

Saying Goodbye to Testing Trauma & Data Disorder

This time of year teachers and students start to twitch because it’s testing time. It seems the weight of the world is on their shoulders and out of their control. National standardized tests are such a limited and short sighted way to judge a person’s learning. In school, Dale participated in  annual tests and what seemed … Read moreSaying Goodbye to Testing Trauma & Data Disorder