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Amazon Can’t Keep it in Stock: Inspiration for Covid Homeschoolers and Pod Schoolers

  My teaching memoir, A Gift of Wonder, has suddenly become so relevant that Amazon can’t keep it in stock.   When school buildings closed last spring, new homeschooling parents noticed their children’s penchant for self-propelled learning. Then, a few weeks later, when lesson plans showed up, and Zoom school appeared, many were surprised to learn that their child’s school…

Reimagine Education on June 26

I am looking forward to being part of the panel discussion at this event. The topic is the future of education. After the last few months, as schooling jumped onto Zoom and almost all parents were suddenly homeschooling, conversations about education have changed. Parents wonder how teachers keep children engaged. Some children miss the classroom, yet others have discovered the…

Join Me Online Thursday, March 26 for my Masterclass: Storytelling for Children in Times of Trouble

The School of Sophia and I started planning this online class many weeks before Covid 19 transformed life as we know it. My intention in those simpler times was to show parents and teachers how to use stories to empower children to deal with disappointments, difficult social situations, behavior challenges, new routines, losses, crises, and the usual developmental challenges of…

Learn How to Help Children Thrive: free lectures this week only

The Festival of the Child is a week long international online summit offering free interviews daily with doctors, teachers and parenting experts. You sign up through this link:https://www.festivalofthechild.com/?fbclid=IwAR2UlV9MGwOxJtyCcvSMpdAN4x0e-6enlCF0I0H04ScakGFJJ6_1SJe1BYE And then watch for a confirmation email, then an email that gives you your free pass to the content. You can watch the interviews posted that day and those released within the…

Why is this post going viral?

As we enter the school year, this. Only this. What you see above is a post on my Facebook page, Growing Children. In 12 days it has reached more than 599,000 people. My page has only about 3,500 followers, so I think this amounts to going viral. And it’s still going. It’s going viral because people know that it’s totally…