December 2010

How Was Your Weekly Ride?

by Queenie on December 31, 2010

Tweet Whew, the week flew by so fast and like that tomorrow will be the start of a brand new year. Many of us are tying up loose ends and making new beginnings. I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to coast with you into to the new year.  On behalf of the Tandem […]

Wednesday Wisdom | Childlike Play

by Queenie on December 29, 2010

Tweet “The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.” ~Albert Einstein

Tweet On a typical morning during the week I usually try to have my kids take a morning snack and play break at about 10:30 am. I’ll admit there are days when I don’t get them out on time but its not my fault, partially its because we are tying up last minute loose ends […]

How Was Your Weekly Ride?

by Melissa on December 24, 2010

Tweet Patrick and I did a pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago. Walking was important, and amazing, and filled with wonder. But the special part wasn’t only the walking. Some magic happened at the end of the day. As we rested and tended to our blisters in a new Albergue, we’d sit and laugh and […]

Tweet When your kiddo is little, there’s nothing that they won’t talk to you about. I’ve seen many parents blush when confronted with frank questions from their little peanuts. Fast-forward ten years, and you’ll see the very same parent with the same kid (now a teenager), and they miss it. The same kids that made […]

Tweet Three weeks off for winter break. Six words. If you ran into a teacher who  said the phrase, I’m sure there was a dreamy look in their eyes and a smile on their face. I’m sure your smiling kids bounded through the door on Friday, shouted these words at the top of their lungs, […]

How Was Your Weekly Ride?

by Patrick on December 17, 2010

Tweet Uphill Climbs A Tough Cookie- I have a student whose behavior has been a challenge and no matter what strategies I use, I can’t make it work. Having a meeting tomorrow to solve the problem. My Grandma- My Grandma had to move out of her house into a hospital care facilities. It’s hard being […]

Tweet Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education.  Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization.  We must make our choice; we cannot have both.  ~Abraham Flexner

Tweet Nielson recently took a survey on the most in demand gifts for kids in 2010. Apple products overwhelmingly dominated the “must have” toys this holiday season.The results? I-phone G4 I pod touch 3-I pad. The rest of the list included the Harry Potter Lego Video Game, Kinect for X-box, camera videophones, and Barbie Video […]

How Was Your Weekly Ride?

by Queenie on December 10, 2010

Tweet I don’t know about you but this week  felt like a roller coaster ride for me. I went from working in my classroom, coaching in the evenings to meetings and other appointments. Whew!  I can’t believe how fast it went.Tell us about your ride this week. Here is how my week looked: Uphill Climbs […]