It’s a new school year: Go get ‘em
My parents used to say those words, and my grandparents as well. Whenever we were faced with an opportunity, risk, or challenge there was…
Aug 04, 2019 / 2min read. Read More
What is Generation Alpha?
Do you know what generation alpha is and what assets and challenges this new generation will bring? If not read one.
Jul 04, 2019 / 6min read. Read More
Innovating for Generation Alpha in Our Schools
Generation Alpha has arrived in our K12 schools and we need to ask now: are we ready for them? The emerging evidence says we have work to…
Jul 03, 2019 / 11min read. Read More
Where do I find the “Kid Ready” schools?
When you have kids it’s like someone transplants a new chip into your brain (and heart). All of a sudden you are a protector and dreamer…
Jun 29, 2019 / 5min read. Read More
The agency of millennial leaders: No one needs to give you permission to lead
In a recent New York Times article, Megan Rapinoe stated, “What kind of person do you want to be for yourself, but also in the larger…
Jun 28, 2019 / 4min read. Read More
Essential skills: Get past the tricky and stop trying to balance
There is conundrum facing our kids and classrooms. That conundrum is this: we place high expectations on K-4 development of academic skills
Jun 19, 2019 / 8min read. Read More
The Mental health imperative: early childhood
We have hit a point where something has to systematically change. Today, one in five children between the ages of thirteen and eighteen…
Jun 16, 2019 / 2min read. Read More
Nerf guns and change: The power of collective action
I’m a mom, which means I have had the joy of Nerf gun battles. I have learned the hard way that the amount of ammunition you stuff in your…
Jun 12, 2019 / 3min read. Read More
What this year’s “tour of schools” taught me.
I just came off a few weeks of visiting PreK-12 schools in different states. While I’m frequently in schools, it’s good for me to get far…
May 18, 2019 / 5min read. Read More