Your Middle School Student: Part 1 – The Changes

Your Middle School Student: Part 1 – The Changes

I can’t say I feel old enough, but it’s true: we have a child in middle school. In two days, Liam will start his first day of sixth grade. A new school. A new chapter. A whole new world. And as much as we sometimes feel like a deer in the headlights, thankfully, we’re...
KidMin | Pathway to Public Schools

KidMin | Pathway to Public Schools

In the US, we have some staggering statistics about our public schools: Kids in Public Schools: 50.1 Million Kids will attend a US public school this year at 99,000 schools Bullying: 160,000 kids miss school every day out of a fear of being bullied 71% of kids in the...
Hosting | When Games Don’t Go As Planned?

Hosting | When Games Don’t Go As Planned?

This past weekend, I filled in as a host for our Kindergarten and First grade environment. The script called for a riff on the game of Twister. Rather than the typical spinner, I took suggestions from the audience who shouted out combinations of side, body part and...
Message | Having Kids on Stage

Message | Having Kids on Stage

One of the best ways to engage an audience full of kids is to bring a few of their peers on stage. To many storytellers I know, the very thought of having kids on stage to help with the story gives them heart palpitations. It’s true, when you work with kids, there’s a...

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