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What does it take for students to succeed in the 21st century?

A couple of years ago, The World Economic Forum published its list of skills every 21st century student needs — and it’s no wonder that there’s a rise in alternative education style schools all around the globe. Given the rise of entrepreneurialism, the freedoms technology provides for digital nomads raising children as third culture kids, and […]

It’s Never Too Early to Plan for College

I’ve been thinking about writing this for a while, but I wasn’t sure how to make it relatable to parents of younger kids. I’ve been spending the last few months working with high school students informing them of the opportunities in higher education. I love this part of my job because not only do I […]

Being Proud of Yourself

As people, as mothers, and as women, there is a certain stigma associated with being proud of yourself. There is a belief that notates we should be humble and not speak of our accomplishments, and if we do then we are boastful, egotistical, even rude. I hate this notion so much, and as a person […]

Student Mom

Just over a year ago, I started a master’s program with the intention of furthering my education and opening up new career opportunities. I have been working a job that is not particularly fulfilling and most days I felt like I was just coasting, not doing anything that was positive for anyone’s lives, basically just […]

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Starting a Co-op Preschool (Pt. 1)

Before Bug was born, I taught preschool for nearly a decade. I loved working with children and I can truly say I looked forward to going to work each day (except maybe near the end of my pregnancy when it was over 100 degrees in our outdoor classroom). The school I worked at had wonderful, […]

I have a secret I can’t tell my kids…

I hate their homework as much as they do. There, I admit it. I am a parent and a teacher, and I hate homework  I feel very guilty about it. The kids’ teachers and I are a team that will educate my children and help turn them into well rounded people. I have so much respect […]

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How to Get Started with Process Art for Pre-schoolers

A little while ago, this article about typical pre-school crafts popped up in my Facebook feed. It was the first time I had really read about process art and it really clicked with me. Basically, the article argues that traditional pre-school art projects, like the classic Thanksgiving hand-turkey, do very little for children, and actually […]

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