Category Archives: Education

Thoughts on teaching, teachers, learning, and homework.

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Categories: Education, Family, With the Kiddos

We’ve been going to the Children’s Museum Tucson pretty much every week for almost two years now. We’re regulars. We’re greeted enthusiastically when we show up. The employees have watched our kids grow up and are as excited about their growth as we are. … Everyone knows our names and watches out for my kids. Keep reading

Teaching the little ones

Categories: Books, Education, With the Kiddos

Teaching kids is definitely important and needs to start as soon as birth (and does, whether you realize it or not), but it does not need to be complicated. In my professional opinion, and I went to school long enough to have a professional opinion on this, teaching kids is really quite simple. … So put the flash cards down and stop it with the unnecessary guilt and stress. You’ve got this. Keep reading

The Reader, Part 2

Categories: Books, Education, Remembers

This is the part of my story as a reader where I became obsessed with Harry Potter. … This is the point of the story where everyone who knows me now rolls their eyes so far back into their head they see their brain stem. … I’ve never left a book store to a cheering crowd before. It was real amazing. … The books completely fill, left to right and top to bottom, a shelf on my bookcase. … And that’s the power of a good book (series). Keep reading

The Reader, Part 1

Categories: Books, Education, Remembers

From books I loved (and hated) as a child, through books I loved (and loathed) in high school, to the literary discoveries of books I loved (and discarded) in college. Library trips and book series (finished and unfinished). Authors to follow and unfollow. Keep reading

High School

Categories: Education

They’re having the 20-year reunion for my high school graduating class this weekend. … For some high school might have been one of the prime times in their life and they enjoy reliving it from time to time. For others high school is a time they want to completely block from memory. I probably fall somewhere in the middle. It was good. I had a good time. I’ve got some fun stories from that part of my life. But I don’t feel the need to go back there at all. Keep reading

Something to talk about

Categories: Education, Learn Something, News, Random

If you are looking for things to talk about around the water cooler or at dinner, here are a few options – Ice/Green-land. Revolutionary toilets. Coloring. Personalities. Dancing. Keep reading

News of the week (or so)

Categories: Books, Education, Learn Something, News, Science & Tech

More headlines and news stories that caught my interest and will probably be brought up in some fashion during small talk some time in the future – space, creativity, language, science, bananas, safaris, a little bit of this, that, and the other. Keep reading