StoryLove Time

Years ago four year old Katrina called our read aloud time "Storylove Time" and it stuck.
During Storylove Time we snuggle on the couch and listen to the Friend of the Day read their prepared book to us. We all applaud and cheer!
I also choose a book, a captivating story, connected to our current theme, that we can all enjoy together.
Reading together,...

Interactive conversations

My personal experiences and observations confirm that conversing with children - not talking at them or quizzing them or displaying any number of bossy behaviors parents/teachers have acquired - these conversations develop strong ties, trust, and language skills that benefit the range of cognitive, social and emotional benefits essential for...

Learning, unlearning, relearning

The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler

Human brains have the unfortunate proclivity to be controlled by our preconceived and misconceived notions, false assumptions and opinions.

A close inspection can help us unlearn so many of these problematic...

Hello Parents, Educators and Friends

For more than forty years I have been experimenting with optimal ways to develop fundamental executive skills.

I did what was asked of me as a teacher, got the credentials, followed protocol as much as I could stomach. I often felt inadequate, helpless, unequipped to serve my students. Sleepless nights worrying about thirty (give or take ten) precious...