Category Archives: Learning Styles

The Poisonwood Bible: A Synopsis in Poetry from a Once Reluctant Writer

The Poisonwood Bible: A Synopsis in Poetry from a Once Reluctant Writer

My 14 year old daughter just completed The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver as part of her Language Arts curriculum. As homeschoolers who school through a public charter, we get to choose her literature together in collaboration with her accredited teacher. This is particularly lovely because the child devours books like I devour yarn made from Alpaca (whichContinue Reading

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

Battling the School to Prison Pipeline: A Primer for White Educators and Parents

As a white parent of children of color, I am ashamed to admit that I have at times allowed the halo of white privilege that surrounds my children to paralyze me when it comes to their educations. If I can do it to my own children, imagine how uninformed, albeit well-meaning, teachers who presumably doContinue Reading

Entitlement

Entitlement

We have never been the parents who succumbed to whining at the grocery store check-out by buying our kids whatever cheap junk the store purposely puts right there at a kid’s eye level. We don’t buy our kids what they want immediately or, as is often the case, at all. We consider all requests carefullyContinue Reading

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