Tag Team: The Parent/Teacher Partnership

Tag Team: The Parent/Teacher Partnership

“Tag!” On a school day back in 2007, I remember a mom enthusiastically say this to me as she tapped me on the shoulder during afternoon pick-up. The tag-team image has stuck with me through the years as a great visual to express how parent/teacher partnership works...
Deep Rest

Deep Rest

Nap time. A most dreaded phrase by toddlers everywhere, but the elusive thing longed for by many adults. Rest. To adults, sometimes this word feels like a four-letter word. Something heinous. Sinful even. Or, at best, unproductive. “Stop? I can’t. I must keep busy;...
Living Classically: Some Quick Thoughts

Living Classically: Some Quick Thoughts

When I talk to my colleagues or to parents here at the school, I frequently hear something like this: “I want my students/children to have the kind of education that I didn’t get.” As teachers, we usually feel like we’ve ended up acquiring something similar to the...
Living in Lagniappe

Living in Lagniappe

Lagniappe. A word that means a little something extra. Like the extra beignet that is thrown into the bag by the baker. It’s a French word that is tossed around quite a bit in my home state of Louisiana. A common expression meaning a gift, a little something added on...
The Adaptor

The Adaptor

Be flexible. Go with the flow. Be adaptable. These words could not be more apt in our present times. Flashback to last December when my family flew to Budapest for a Jonathan Edwards conference … I was sitting at a small breakfast table in an old Hungarian kitchen one...
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