Learning Without Borders

Why is agency so important?

People often ask, why is agency so important in authentic learning? In traditional school environments, we hear learners lament that “this is too hard, just tell me what to do,” and challenging learning is frequently avoided. However, learning can be joyful even when a struggle is involved when the learner chooses the challenge. Looking at […]

LGBTQ+ Awareness & Celebration Day

Today is LGBTQ Awareness and Celebration Day. Liz Dyer and Sarah Cunningham, founders of Real Mama Bears and Free Mom Hugs respectively, share some important do’s and don’ts when the children and youth in our lives trust us enough to share this information.  As parents, teachers, and other caregivers, we all want to create enough […]

Transformative Learning Foundation

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the Transformative Learning Foundation’s Online Residency and Graduation Ceremony. It was heartening to see people from around the world gather to discuss some of the pressing issues facing our world today with thoughtfulness and compassion and to hear about the journeys in transformative learning which the […]

A good match?

I hope you all are doing okay as the impact of the coronavirus has become real in our day to day lives. Many families are in either self-imposed or mandated quarantine! I don’t know about you, but my email and social media feeds have been flooded with resource ideas. I now have so many to […]

Nourish Your Nervous System

As the unpredictability in the world and the “stay at home” period is expanding around the world, it seems to be getting a bit more challenging for many of us to stay grounded. This interview with Dr. Porges, creator of the polyvagal theory, and Virginia Spellman from STAR Institute in Denver, about ways to nourish […]

What does Safe, Healthy and Sane Look Like for You?

As the reality of COVID-19 changes our world, I’ve received so many emails, texts, and calls about how to cope. My mantra has been: Stay safe, stay healthy and stay sane. Stay safe Unless you are in an essential job, stay in your bubble! Adhere to your area’s guidelines for social distance and quarantine.   Wash […]

Screentime: Good or Bad

Screen time, good or bad? As the battle for and against screen time continues to rage… I’m continually surprised that people are willing to settle for simplistic answers instead of asking mindful questions. When people ask me what do you think about kids and screens, I generally say “it depends.” As we enter this new. […]

Happy Lunar New Year

Celebrating a variety of holidays opens our children and ourselves to a broader appreciation of the many cultures around us. “Happy New Year” was recently heard in many parts of the world, where the Gregorian calendar year of 2020 has just begun. We’re already into the fifth month of the Islamic calendar year of 1441 […]