Links to Learning

Creating Experiential Learning Opportunities

It has been widely established that we learn best through experiential learning! As we involve more of our senses, more learning can take place. Learning promotes more learning. Experiential learning is the process of learning through experiences and then reflecting on them. As parents and educators, we have the incredible opportunity to provide powerful experiential learning experiences for our children.

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The Excitement and Angst of September

Back to School

And that was that!

I always find September’s arrival bittersweet. I love the easy, breezy summer days, but I also like the excitement and rejuvenation that comes as I head into the new season. It conjures new goals, new school supplies, new relationships – a fresh start.  But the reality of what lies ahead stirs up a mixture of excitement and angst…both for students and parents!
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What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

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What will YOU be when you grow up?  I remember adults posing this question to me as a child. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” What does one answer? Is growing up a state of being? Do you arrive after you’ve achieved your goal? Is there a formula to ‘success’, whatever that might be? As a mother, is growing up a reflection of my career or is it an end result of parenting? Continue reading