Friday, September 28, 2012


Here is a Wonder . . . ful young adult book. I believe it will be a Newbery Medal contender.

The video below tells a lot, but you must read the book to fully appreciate its beautiful messages. Here are two links for you to read as well:

NYTimes Review

NPR Story

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Rethinking Sleep

For all of my readers who are caring for little ones and challenged by sleep issues—yours, that is, you must read "Rethinking Sleep" by David K. Randall in today's NYTimes. It gives all of us a whole new outlook on how to sleep.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Golden Governance

My article "Golden Governance," recently published in NAIS's The Savvy Trustee, talks about how a strong relationship between the Board President and CEO/Head of School is critical to building a strong governing body.  Coincidentally, yesterday's NYTimes Magazine cover story "Anatomy of a Campus Coup" revels pieces of how the University of Virginia fell prey to not following golden governance.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Sesame Street's Success

Having enjoyed innumerable episodes of Sesame Street many, many years ago, I often think about its success. Here is "10 Reasons Why Sesame Street Has Been On For So Long" and speaks to why the program has served and survived for so many years.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Who Should Decide What Students Read?

As I write another article on choosing what to read, I came across an Education Week, November 2009 article I wrote "Who Should Decide What Students Read." 

An awesome and onerous task, guiding students in their reading is such a delicate and important responsibility for parents and teachers. Likewise, if we as adults hope to have our students read, we have to be equally as vigilant in our reading habits and choices.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Empty Pot

The Empty Pot by Demi is a beautiful story that you will want to get and read to your 1st through 5th grade child(ren). Here is a handy reading of the story.

Monday, September 3, 2012

In Celebration of Maria Montessori's Birthday

Google used this graphic on its search webpage on August 31, Dr. Montessori's birthday; and when you clicked on the Montessori materials graphics, you were brought to an information page for Montessori references.