Many educators lament the idea that the age of a student should drive the level of math, language arts, comprehension, and social communication skills a student has. They also are frustrated by the lockstep expectation that all students progress at exactly the same pace. We know these age and pace standards are fallacies. But when […]
A Year of Change: A Pandemic and A Lot of Politics
This year has been quite the ride for everyone, and certainly a whirlwind for parents with school-aged kids. While political woes were expected due to it being an election year, no one expected a global health pandemic with national community divides on top of that. For most people, there has been a great deal of […]
How Reshaping Education Can Build Leaders for the Future
Preparing kids for the future is a topic that never leaves the mind from the moment a child is born. While some families are equipped to offer their children impactful and enriching experiences, society has placed more weight on the experiences provided in the classroom to ensure youth are prepared for what life will bring […]
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!