A Sense of Wonder

Curiosity is a sense of wonder and openness about the future. It comes partly from the brain wanting to understand or make order out of something that doesn’t make sense. If you have a young child at home, you know that they see the world through the lens of...

Cultivating Curiosity

For most of us, curiosity means a sense of inquisitiveness. Studies suggest that curiosity has a deep impact on learning. Researchers at the University of California, Davis found that brain activity increased when participants were more curious about certain...

Building Hope

Researchers have found that cultivating hope is pretty challenging but offers significant benefits for those who have it.  Hope isn’t just wishful thinking.  It is the ability to see yourself in the future in a positive light. It involves setting attainable goals,...

Raising Responsible Kids

Helping children develop responsibility is simply teaching them life skills. It’s more than just about completing a task – it’s also an attitude of helpfulness and intrinsic pride. Inviting your child to experience responsibility is something that can happen daily....

“Response-able,” Reliable, Resourceful Learners

Like other life skills, learning responsibility takes practice. It is complicated and takes time and practice. One definition of responsibility is to able to be trusted to do what is right or to do the things that are expected or required. It implies both knowing what...

The Courage to Be Imperfect

In order to learn, all of us need to be willing to take some risk and make mistakes. That takes courage and it takes a safe space. To create the space for learning you, as the teacher have to make it safe for your students to try something that is hard. They need to...