Watching screen time and having big chunks of time for sustained play are always on my mind. I think play is what makes great writers, happy people, self-directed learners, risk-takers, and enhances your socially savvy.
A former classroom teacher, I am currently teaching Reading Intervention part-time for a public school district and am continuing my work as a part-time literacy consultant, working with teachers to refine their Reading and Writing Workshops. I also volunteer with children and their families in our community for storytelling, book-making, and writing workshops.
At home, I am raising two readers and writers, now ages 5 and 9. We are an enthusiastic public-schooling family.
This blog is about finding common ground and joy with educational philosophy and parenting.