Category Archives: A Sustainable Life

Advice for My Son: Purpose

Son, You won’t see purpose when you are young. Much of life will be boring for you. Much of life will be annoying. Much of life will seem like it has no point. I expect that before you are eighteen … Continue reading

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What Do Kids WANT to Study?

Facing a homeroom of fourteen boys the other day, I posed the question: What would you want to study if you could make up your own class? Here is a list of some of what they came up with: Programming … Continue reading

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The First Day of Spring (CrossPost)

I am cross-posting here a blog entry that I wrote for my Environmental Writing Course today. If you have the time or inclination, please visit our class blog!  ————————— Walking last night with my husband and son, my ears perked … Continue reading

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School Should Be Like Yoga Class: The How

So my friend CajunCart, a beautiful writer and thinker and teacher (with her own blog), challenged me with this question after my last post about formative assessment and yoga: So, I responded that I’d write a post to address this … Continue reading

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Bringing Up Bebe: Just Another Support for Free Range Kids

As a mom-to-be and current teacher, I’m always curious about best practices for children’s development. What should I keep doing, stop doing, or start doing to help my students (and now my future son) grow into productive, happy adults? Ultimately, … Continue reading

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Advice to A New Parent from 8th Graders

I am- very happily, nervously, excitedly, and exhaustedly- expecting a baby boy this summer. As I read up on all the latest parenting books, make notes about feeding schedules, wash all of the baby clothes and baby sheets and baby … Continue reading

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Have Sports Become Too Intense?

Today, it is raining. Hard. There are thundershowers forecasted throughout the day. The high today is 50. It looks like this outside: I question: just because we have a turf field and it won’t tear up the fields to play, … Continue reading

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