Sunday, July 28, 2013

How Do You Assess Child Creativity?

Check out this short video on creative thinking. It says so much about how children receive instruction. Also, you also might want to watch Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk on creative thinking and listen to Harry Chapin's song "Flowers are Red." You will find both on my May 10, 2009 post "Child Creativity."

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Ultimate Question

Something for you to think about during these hot summer days . . .

If you were to ask your parents and teachers the ultimate question, how do you think it would turn out for your school? With this in mind, read The Ultimate Question 2.0 by Fred Reichheld.  It will give you excellent insights into how your school can be measured with one question. Reichheld has so much to say about profits v. service.

Oh . . . what's the question? Well, I guess I can pass that on . . .

"On a zero-to-ten scale, how likely is it that you would recommend us (or this product/service/brand) to a friend or colleague?"

Monday, July 15, 2013

Introvert v. Extrovert

If you have ever bumped into the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), you know that it types personalities by the way people prefer to think and act. Originally based on the work of Carl Jung, one of the dicotomies is introversion and extroversion. Here is an excellent TED Talk by Susan Cain that presents the power of introversion.

If you are interested to learn more, check out her book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Who Is Teaching My Child? — A Story for Parents

Parents, as part of your summer reading, think about getting to know your child's teachers.

See what I mean when you read "Who Is Teaching My Child? A Story for Parents" that was published in the summer 2013 issue of Montessori Life.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Having Tooth Problems?

I love Shel Silverstein's "The Crocodile's Toothache" poem from his book Where the Sidewalk Ends. Warning: this video is rated "S" for scary. No one under 8 should watch it without a parent OR anyone who is about to have work done on their teeth.