How to Teach Kids About Leadership

Innate leadership qualities are usually pretty apparent in small children. Observe a classroom or playground, and you’ll see certain kids that just direct everyone else and others that sit quietly and fall in line with what others are doing. While people can’t always change their core makeup, they can hone their skills throughout life to […]

Building a Better Student: Nurturing the Abnormal

He ran into the living room with his head completely wrapped in a towel, leaving only a tiny opening through which to see. At four years old, he displayed the spirit and restlessness that comes naturally at his age. On this particular afternoon he was in the care of his aunt, a good-hearted and practical […]

Building A Better Student: The Idea Tree

The question has become an inside joke amongst writers who visit schools and speak to students about the craft. Every writer has been asked hundreds of times, to the point where we’ve each now perfected an answer. Where do you get your ideas? It’s a question with an almost magical quality in the minds of […]

Beat the Heat with Creative Indoor Play

I don’t know about you, but Heat Wave 2011 is really….hot. Our “excessive heat” warning expired yesterday, but man! It’s still hot out there. I’ve been keeping the boys inside during the hottest hours of the day. Because of the “no screens until 2pm” rule, this has been a bit difficult in terms of finding […]