March 21, 2014

Calling all teachers… Playful Learning’s curriculum project is in full swing! I thought that I would put out one last call for teachers who might be interested in becoming a Playful Learning Expert. We are in the process of putting together an amazing team of teachers to help design a parent-friendly, PK-5 Playful Learning curriculum. We are gathering the best and brightest teachers to become Playful Learning Experts. Teachers will work collaboratively with other grade…

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January 16, 2013

It was this quote by Maria Montessori that inspired me to enter the field of education. In my work as an educator over the years I have often felt as though we inadvertently place a “glass ceiling” on children in our society. Both in the classroom and with my own daughters, I have consistently been amazed at what children are capable of thinking, feeling, exploring, achieving, and sharing when we stand for their greatness. What…

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January 14, 2013

Do you have a minute? I am working on a guide that I would like to offer as a gift to Playful Learning readers/subscribers. It will most likely be a part of a series. My question is what would you be most interested in first? The Busy Mom’s Guide to… Raising Lifelong Learners? Raising Thoughtful Children? Raising Kind Children? Connecting with Your Children? Any other suggestions? What do you think of the term “Busy Mom’s…

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January 8, 2013

Okay, so here is the deal. There is so much going on behind the scenes that I started to feel as though I needed to write one, big, huge, tell-all post to bring you all up-to-date on the exciting things to come. Yet, I was suffering from a bit of analysis paralysis and didn’t know where to start. Also, my creative energies have been focused in areas other than my usual blog post material. So…

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November 11, 2012

Experiencing Hurricane Sandy has been a life-changing event. We have lived on the East Coast for about 15 years now. We have lived through many intense storms and watched closely as many hurricanes were near misses. We have watched in shock and awe as natural disasters have struck hard in other places around the world—but we have never been so up-close and personal with such a tragic event. I have to start out by saying…

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