8 Books to Inspire Your Teaching

Hey Educators & Friends! I haven’t written a post about teaching in awhile because I’ve been totally immersed in full time parenting. It’s been such a beautiful & ever-changing journey, with many challenges and many moments that I wish I could just freeze and bask in forever. With some of you having over a month…

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My Students, My Heart

This evening my husband, daughter, and I were enjoying dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. Our waiter ended up being a student I used to teach when I first arrived in the village of Placencia four years ago. I spent my student teaching & teaching career traveling around to so many different schools and…

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Children’s Books That Inspire & Empower

Today we are fortunate to have access to a surplus of amazing children’s books. Authors aren’t afraid to share real life injustices with children and hopefully, by having openhearted and frank conversations with our little ones, we will raise children who seek love, peace, and social justice for all. Children’s books are becoming more accessible…

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6 Ways to Engage Yourself & Your Infant

We’ve almost made it to the five month mark and the difference between our daughter’s abilities at three months compared to now is remarkable! She is holding her head up, babbling, smiling, and engaged in the world….truly ready to explore! The first few months of parenthood we enjoyed taking our daughter out in her ergo…

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5 Ways to Use Board Books With Your 5 Month Old

From powerful and vibrant illustrations, tackling tough subjects through storytelling, imagination building, inspirational tales, embracing unique and different, there are SO many ways to use a good children’s book. When friends and family asked what they could purchase for us for our soon-to-be-born I usually replied with “Books!” When we were in the states we…

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Our Daily Rhythm

In the beginning of the year, I need at least a month for my students to settle into the rhythm of the day and classroom ways  so we can form a safe and peaceful classroom environment. My students are my family away from home. This is my first year homeschooling and I’ve had a range…

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Student Led Inquiry in a Multi-Age Setting

Student Led Inquiry. Hands on Learning. The Discovery Approach. What does this mean? Student led inquiry is letting students have a say in their learning. This will look different in each educational setting, but the purpose behind student led inquiry remains the same. Students learn the best when they are interested in what they are…

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