Teachable Moments

Many days, my to-do list is a complete flop because the day has actually been spent finding those teachable moments. Today I had the chance to show my children how to consider one another, and I almost missed it.  And it all centered around my phone. You see, we were hanging out at the Huddle…

Do Our Values Match?

Have you ever done an anticipation guide?  It’s a popular classroom activity but not one I remember doing back in the 90’s. For this one, try to order the following items from most important to least important (1-7). _____ Ending Slavery (there are about 46 million slaves today…mostly women and children) _____ Eating Healthy Foods…

How to Change Education for Millennials

Education(n).  A heated topic that affects everyone and the aforementioned “everyone” thinks it needs changed. As the school year is coming to a close for many, this may be a strange question to ask today. But do you have any ideas on how to change education? I love that homeschooling has become so popular, but…

Mother’s Day Made in China

I believe in slow fashion.  Turning a blind eye to slavery or sweatshops is something I can’t do anymore.  It is a passion of mine that isn’t going away. But it isn’t my only passion. You see, yesterday was Mother’s Day, and I got three wonderful gifts. The first was a drape cardigan (made in…

Teaching Goals

I want my students to learn how to do derivatives. I hope to teach them how to write their own Shakespearean sonnets. I hope they can memorize every muscle in the humanbody. This week I asked teachers and homeschool moms alike what they are passionate about teaching their pupils.  Can you believe that NOT ONE…