Monthly Archives: December 2012

Playful Learning Follow-Up

I wanted to follow up on my post the other day. I have uploaded more apps to the Kurio and tried out one of the activities in the Playful Learning book. Kurio Fun My addiction to Where’s My Water? is … Continue reading

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Learning While Playing – Playful Learning

[peeks head up, looks around] Hello stranger…it’s been a while, hasn’t it?! Christmas… Getting geared up to move… I’ve got a list of excuses. How about we ditch all of those and concentrate on two reviews for today…one is a … Continue reading

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Cozy Crafts for a Snowy Day

A lot of people consider me creative. Or at least they tell me I am. I cross-stitch, I make the occasional quilts, and I’ve been known to make curtains every once in a while. But for me, creativity is found … Continue reading

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I’m So Smart, I’m Stupid

Someone I once knew said, “When you are wrong, and you realize you are in the wrong, apologize early and apologize often.” So I’m taking that advice. I’m ANGRY They say that anger is a secondary emotion – usually it … Continue reading

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Waiting For Superman

In the article I referenced in my last post – Smithsonian Magazine’s focus on Finland’s educational system, there was a documentary mentioned – Waiting For Superman. Curious, I located a copy and watched it…and cried my eyes out. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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Metrics vs. Reality

I despise metrics. No, I’m not talking about centimeters and meters, or kilos and that lot. I’m talking about our nation’s apparent obsession with measuring anything and everything – from length of time a rep is on the phone and … Continue reading

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Learning Opportunties: The Dreaded Cold

We don’t get sick very often around here. In fact, I can’t remember the last time Emily had a cold. I’m half-convinced that’s because she’s never had one before now. Flu, maybe, but a cold? In any case, last Friday … Continue reading

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