It’s here. We’ve made it to winter break! After working through ALL of the learning options this fall (classroom, hybrid and distance) I know so many families, including my own, who are looking forward to taking a few well-earned days off from school...
The “it was never a dress” image is something that has always resonated with me… but during my family’s adventures with distance learning, it’s resonated with me in a way you might not expect...
Take 7 days to change your family's life... or change the way you think about it!
Scrap the schedule and focus instead on building routines and habits. Why? The concept of “schedule” can serve us, but it doesn’t create an action plan for how to stay motivated to stick with it, even when we don’t want to....which, by the way, we won’t.
While it has been a really challenging year, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m focusing on gratitude for overcoming many of the challenges we’ve faced and the resilience we’ve built.
If you know anything about our family, you may know we spend A LOT of time shuttling our kids to and from their various sports practices. That’s why Wednesday night’s announcement that youth sports would be put on “pause” for the next four weeks throughout the state of Minnesota was devastating.
Yellow Parachute Learning Partners’ flexible learning models can help guide you through the transition to distance learning and help you move through the disappointment, frustration, and fear of the unknown. Here’s how...
Last week, after sharing the painful realization that my son cannot pay meaningful attention during his online Physics X class, I promised to follow up with some tips for simple ways we help our kids practice paying attention. In their [...]
The other day I listened in on my son’s Physics X class, which sets 9th graders up for a full year of physics in one semester and chemistry the next. Taught in a 2-hour block, it's a rigorous class with [...]
September 8, 2020: Well, day #1 in the books of my new teaching venture...elementary! My two favorite interactions with kids -- I think it has to do with my new hairdo 3rd grader: “Are you an art teacher from New [...]