Better Sleep for Better Learning

As educators, we are relentless in our pursuit of understanding of how to enable learning to happen for our students. We consider pedagogical research and build a repertoire of approaches to meet the needs of all learners. Before implementing new approaches, we want “evidence” that the approach has proven to be effective. But how often […]

Inspiring a Culture of Learning

What podcast speaks to the importance of a “culture of learning” in schools? Allison Tucker asked me this question earlier this week. I love podcasts. I listen while running, driving, walking, doing dishes… I immediately thought of the awesome conversation between Alfie Kohn and Gary Stager. If you haven’t heard it, take the time. But […]

Rethinking Sugar

What is the one thing you can do today to make a significant positive impact on your personal wellness? According to Dr. Rhonda Patrick, eliminating refined sugar from our diets can have a significant positive impact in a very short period of time. I listened to the March 18, 2017 episode: Refined Sugar and Its […]

Sugar, Sugar!

Recently, my daughter-in-law suggested I listen to the Stuff You Should Know podcast. I’ve been downloading it for awhile, but it wasn’t until I had some time alone out on the snowshoe trails that I decided to try the latest podcast to drop. As it turns out, it was a SYSK Selects on December 26, […]