Visit Amanpuri in Thailand and help Palisades Elementary Charter School

Visit Amanpuri in Thailand and help Palisades Elementary Charter School

Palisades Elementary Charter School Writing and Arithmetic.  More likely, the child will talk about computer lab, music class, or time spent in their school’s garden…the FUN stuff that integrates their core curriculum into real life experiences, and enriches their education and learning ability. Like any public charter school in LAUSD, Palisades Elementary is highly resource constrained.  … Continued

Letting out the Italian

I pound on the door, knuckles slamming against the hard wood.  I wanted to call out for help, but other guests in the hotel were sleeping.  Pressing my head to the door, I jiggled the handle and felt my heart fall as it jerked to a stop with a solid clunk –I was locked in. … Continued

Three Generations in Israel – Part 1

Three Generations Abroad – Part 1 As soon as I agree to send my daughter on her school trip to Israel, I know that this is an opportunity for a unique experience for my family.  My mother and I decide to join my daughter and her class in Israel.  From the first steps in Israel, … Continued

Hua Hin School Children say Hello! (Video)

During September 2012, George and I were in Hua Hin, Thailand visiting friends. We went to the Hua Hin School and met the children. They loved speaking English with us and showing us their school! The children loved to shake hands and say, “Hello!” Video: Hua Hin School Children This movie is from our month … Continued

Stop Stealing Dreams

What should we do about schools? What is the way to fix education? I have been wondering what should we do next. I read about the Global Achievement Gap and technology and brain research and passion based learning and I wonder. Today I received this manifesto from Seth Godin and wanted to share it as soon … Continued

Back to (the wrong) School: Seth Godin

Thinking about Labor Day and going back to school?Read Seth Godin on this topic:  “Back to (the wrong) school” Some quotes:“A hundred and fifty years ago, adults were incensed about child labor. Low-wage kids were taking jobs away from hard-working adults.” “Our current system of teaching kids to sit in straight rows and obey instructions … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel