Learning Without Borders

How will my child learn if nobody teaches her?

Many years ago, I worked with a family as they made the paradigm shift from the parents’ experience with traditional teacher-led learning to a more child-led approach. They were having difficulty understanding how their children would learn if there was nobody to “teach” them. They’d made this commitment to an unfamiliar approach to learning and […]

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 […]

Racism & Discrimination

n communities all over the United States and around the world, there will be many celebrations and activities commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King and his impact on civil rights. If you’d like to deepen your learning about racism and other forms of discrimination in the coming weeks and months, check out […]

I Don’t Like Math and My Kiddo Loves It

I don’t like math and my kiddo loves it. The quick and dirty answer is “Don’t rain on their parade”. It is really important to get curious and excited for them their and not to share your dislike or horror stories of bad experiences with your learner. It can be helpful to re-frame our thinking […]

What are your Favorite Math Resources?

Parents often ask me: “What are your favorite math resources? And, I usually say it depends on the kiddo.   Usually I ask myself questions like these: What are my learner’s strengths? How does she like to learn? Does she like to:  – Follow sequences – Watch someone do something and then imitate   – Listen to […]

Knowing and Understanding Our Strengths

Monica is co-facilitating a workshop with Kathy on the value of knowing and understanding our strengths and those of our children . Here are some of Kathy’s thoughts about how her lens shifted after she did a strengths assessment with her children and worked with others with their strengths…