Why This Blog

My blog is a resource for parents and students, and perhaps some like-minded educators. My goal is to provide insights into the learning process and, I hope, cultivate the joy of learning. Along the way I’ll cover three main topic areas.


Building Confident Learners: Confidence is key in successful learning. To build that confidence I’ll focus on what we do, individually, to aid each child’s joy and confidence as they acquire new skills and information, and a love of learning.


Passionate Parent Advocates: Passionate advocates help children become successful learners. However, in the end it is the children who must do the learning. My goal is to help parents understand their role as they guide their children to become into self-confident learners.


Three Things Thursday: Every Thursday you’ll find out a little bit more about me – what I’m reading or what I’m exploring. Every Thursday I’ll share what I’ve found that helps to build confident learners, what I’m reading, and what give me joy.


My goal is to work with children to create the joy of learning. In practice, my work is guided by whole child education. However, the key is empathy. The impact of kindness and patience on the learning process is enormous. Without these key ingredients, true growth is slowed if not entirely terminated. One of my favorite quotes is from Maya Angelou:


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”


As an individual educator, I hope all of my students will remember all that I’ve said, each lesson I’ve taught, and all of the joy we have created together. However, I am also a realist. For what I truly know they will remember is the kind and forgiving learning environment I created for them. My goal is for my students to hold those memories close as they become curious inquirers and life-long learners.


If you’re curious about me, and how I approach the individual educational experience please follow my blog. Let’s build the joy of learning. Together.