There’s Learning and Then There’s LEARNING!

  A post by Brandon Marshall on BeBee entitled, “Learn more so you won’t fossilize,” about the importance of being willing to continue to learn throughout your life, got me thinking. While I agree in principal with what Brandon had to say,...

Don’t Hold Back

  I’ve been thinking a lot about difficulty. More accurately, I’ve been experiencing and feeling my way through a series of difficulties that my rat race mind is ill-equipped to handle. While this is nothing new (I’ve known for a long time that the...

Books are the Stuff of Dreams

  We all know that books and reading are vital to a child’s intellectual and emotional development. And by books, I mean any form that stories take, any way that we can immerse ourselves in the lives of others, learn empathy and compassion and ignite the...

The Science of Kindness

The Science of Kindness Social-emotional skills are vitally important to the health and well-being of our children, but for decades they’ve been labelled “soft skills” and all but ignored in most classrooms. This despite the fact that any teachers...

Able to Leap Tall Buildings!

Becoming a character in a book you’ve written is a bit like discovering an alter ego. It starts with how you dress and speak, but quickly becomes another way of seeing and being in the world. At this point, I don’t just change into Ms. Jenaia’s baggy overalls, work...

National Coloring Book Day!

    Yikes! It’s National Coloring Book Day and we almost missed it. The mutts would never forgive us if we didn’t give the kids in the Not Perfect Hat Club a page from their coloring book to color. It’s just the first in  a series that will...