3 Things I Learned Teaching Online

This week will conclude my first-semester teaching chemistry online for GHF Online. Up until recently, my online teaching experience was limited to working with students one-on-one. I quickly realized that teaching groups online is a whole other animal. An animal that...

Using the Pomodoro Technique

I help them by using a modified version of a simple method called the Pomodoro Technique. Created by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980’s, the Pomodoro Technique uses a timer to manage work into bite-size pieces. Pomodoro is Italian for tomato; the technique is named for the ubiquitous tomato-shaped timer found in kitchens all over the world.

Ready to Start Your Own Micro-School?

Nearly every day since its publication on GHF Press, I have heard from readers how Micro-Schools: Creating Personalized Learning on a Budget has helped them see what is possible for their children. It’s been a humbling experience, and I’ve come to realize that some of...

The Motivation for Perfectionism

Do children evolve into perfectionists? Or are they born that way? The short answer is “yes”. To both. But things are never so simple. So here’s the longer answer: There are two major varieties of perfectionism at play at any given moment. The first variety is inborn...

Education & The Sensitive Child

It could be said that all children are sensitive. New to this world, they are taking in vast amounts of data that as adults we’ve grown accustomed too. Asking tons of questions and exuding enthusiasm over what we experience as common. This could be one of the reasons...

“As Her Unique Mind Settles”

This piece of lovely writing was originally posted on Through A Stronger Lens, June 15, 2015. I think many of you will relate to what my dear friend Nikki shares, regarding her daughter's inner world. Nikki is a mother to three girls, two of which she is currently...