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What’s Your Everest? A bit about mine…

What’s your Mt. Everest and does falling a little short of the top diminish the accomplishment? I’m a bit of a junkie on mountaineering stories. In fact – I’m a … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

What Do Teachers and Ex-Football Players Have in Common?

It’s nearing the start of football season and the beginning of school for most students and teachers – two distinct happenings that inspire optimism and apprehension in fans and students … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer Learning Challenge, Year 2

Summer slide is well-documented. During summer, kids lose much of what they have learned during the school year, effectively starting them several weeks or months behind when they return in … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Social Justice – The Flip Side of Advantaging Our (Affluent) Kids

Let me start by saying that I do not feel “white guilt” for providing opportunities for my kids in where we have chosen to live (the burbs), the money and … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Advantaging our Kids – How Much is Too Much (Little)?

My kids spent the entire afternoon of Sunday putting together a robot their aunt and uncle got them. They worked together without fighting and with almost no help from us. … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 3 Comments

Homework – What is it good for?

Homework has become an ingrained part of our American educational system and an expectation of hard-charging parents in affluent communities across our country. I’m often frustrated with the homework that … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Opting My Kids Out of Standardized Testing – A Clash of Work and Family

I’m just going to put it out there from the start – we’ve opted out our 3rd grade kids from standardized testing at their public school. ‘Tis the season in … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 5 Comments