Note to readers: I wrote “Different Parents?” in mid-May but never posted. Broader reach was my goal, so I submitted to a few publications with no responses. Not unusual. But I am compelled now to put this out into the world, but with the caveat, that we also consider being different parents by actively working… Continue reading Different Parents?
Each year new “Montessori” schools or programs appear across the globe. These schools vary tremendously, often successfully embracing the uniqueness of each community. Still, many differ significantly in their commitment to Montessori pedagogy, despite the term’s use in their name or program descriptor. Like anything tremendously successful, there will always be some that choose to… Continue reading Pulling Back the Curtain on Montessori Education
Education for all is a principle of Finnish culture and libraries have always played an important part in that thinking. Learning together and active citizenship are at the core of Finnish life,
Years ago I learned that wineries are often grouped together in a region. I hadn't really thought about it. It is partially because of climate and terroir but also there is a business case for locating close to each other. It is much easier to be a destination for people to visit and concentration increases everyone's profile.… Continue reading Wineries, Breweries and Education
It amazes me how frequently we don't notice others around us. The many times the young woman in front of you walks through a doorway, not resting their hand for one more second to hold it open for you. Or the frequent times' people walk two or three abreast down a sidewalk and fail to… Continue reading A Lesson for Life-Noticing Others