Back to School and Out in the World

Back to School and Out in the World

Pictured:  Finn 3rd Grade, Jocie 1st Grade, Whitman and Beckett Kindergarten This is the first year that all of my children are in school.  I think that Beckett, returning from his first day of kindergarten, summed it up for all of us when he said:  “Best day ever!” Sometimes as…

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Learning a New Skill

Learning a New Skill

Learning a new skill, even if it is a hobby, can inform your thinking about the learning conditions adults need to be successful. Please view my video blog about learning a new skill and my reflections on learning conditions for teachers and school leaders. Leave a comment, if you would…

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Civil Rights Movement Tour Part 2

Civil Rights Movement Tour Part 2

Ronetta Jenkins is a summer intern for West Wind Education Policy. She will be a Junior this fall at Iowa City High. This is part 2 of a 2-part blog. The third stop was Montgomery, Alabama where we visited the Rosa Parks Museum. I always thought Rosa didn’t give up…

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Civil Rights Movement Tour

Civil Rights Movement Tour

Starting my journey off on June 8th to go back down south I thought to myself, why am I going again? I feel like I know it all already after going on this trip for the 4th time. I didn’t know enough. The day I left and I arrived at…

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BE BOLD

BE BOLD

Have you ever noticed that when you are deeply interested in something, you find ideas about that interest where you aren’t expecting to find them and when you aren’t intentionally seeking that information?  If you are open to learning something new, then ideas come to you from sources and settings…

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