Change is difficult in large schools with heavy top-down decision-making. Just one of the benefits of a micro-school in the wake of COVID-19 and coronavirus is that we are able to quickly shift and adapt to do what’s best for our students without missing a beat. Why Micro-Schools Form Micro-schools are born because a parent […]
Demand your student be seen!
Parents, is your student seen, hear, valued and thriving in her school setting? School leaders, do your teachers have the infrastructure to make this level of engagement happen? Creating smaller school communities is the ideal way to add this vital personalization.
Breakdown in Relationships Makes Our Children Widgets in this Age of Choice
In present times, we have an incredible array of choices in how we live, eat, socialize…everything. Sadly, teachers’ hands are tied by outdated expectations and habits when it comes to offering meaningful choice to our children. In this age of choice, our children are reduced to interchangeable widgets. As a result, the needs of many […]
Moving education into our current millennium
Which 1950’s feature is not yet history? When we think back to the musical Grease or TV series Happy Days, it is with a fond sense of nostalgia over what was. We look at Mr. Smith smoking his unfiltered Lucky Strike cigarettes, climbing in his Oldsmobile (with no seat belts or child seats) and driving […]
Message to Parents
As a mom, let me be honest with you–I’m frustrated with the education system in this country. And maybe you’re frustrated, too. Maybe your kid is a little bit different, and doesn’t fit into the “normal” or “average” box. My kids certainly didn’t. Our challenge, as caring adults, is to become the change we wish to see in the world. Every school year, kids are waiting, giving up, and being lost. There is an urgency here …… let’s start now!