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Archive for March, 2010

Kind Words Your Child Needs to Hear

March 29, 2010
Kind Words Your Child Needs to Hear

Kind Words Matter I stumbled across a quote from Mother Teresa, “Kind words can be short and easy to say but their echoes are truly endless.” Then I came across a sheet from the Parenting Awareness Month of words of encouragement that every child needs and deserves to hear, it was like, a sign. ...
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Fundamentals of Great Schools!

March 25, 2010
Fundamentals of Great Schools!

If you want to know how the best schools in the country provide their students with the best learning environments, check out: The Best Schools: How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice.  Thomas Armstrong gives examples and shows through studies the environments that students learn the best in early childhood, elementary and through...
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Tessellations Terror!

March 23, 2010
Tessellations Terror!

Escher’s Tessellations Yikes!  How can something so simple looking and sounding become so complicated?  I was working with the middle school students on tessellations.  We looked at examples of Escher and they marveled at the drawings. Then it was their turn to make tessellations The directions only said to make a cut on one...
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Eric Carle Collage as an Art Form

March 22, 2010
Eric Carle Collage as an Art Form

I had a blast today with the elementary students.  They were finishing up an art project that was very cool.  They had spent the last art class painting sheets of paper in a variety of ways: with flyswatters, marbles, finger tips, bingo marker making lines, dots and other interesting shapes. After looking at the...
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Leadership Around You

March 22, 2010
Leadership Around You

Not too long ago I had an opportunity to meet the Former First Gentlemen of Michigan, Dan Mulhern and learned that he writes a weekly blog on leadership.   I have really enjoyed reading the blog.  It has been inspiring and insightful.  They come every Monday morning bright and early to start my week off...
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