Doing Laundry Like God

Doing Laundry Like God

In the beginning of His creation, God separated the light from the dark. I do the same thing every week. Not that I create light and dark, mind you. But I do separate the lights from the darks into separate bins in my laundry room. (I find washing like colors together...
An Amazing Sport That Develops Your Brain—Part 1

An Amazing Sport That Develops Your Brain—Part 1

As your Learning Coach, I’d like to introduce you to a new sport. Learning this sport will not only help you develop eye-hand coordination, it will help develop your brain so that you can express your thoughts more easily. Like other sports, practicing the right kind...
Even In the Fire 

Even In the Fire 

Guest post by Bethany Wilkison My little sister and I were playing on the swings in the backyard as we did most days since we were not old enough to go to school yet. I remember hearing a strange roaring sound then saw flames leaping up over the big hill behind our...
Use ALL Doors: Reach ALL Learning Styles

Use ALL Doors: Reach ALL Learning Styles

I heard it again last week. Someone was talking about how to teach “auditory learners” as if there are people who are simply auditory and others who are visual or tactile learners. I wanted to scream.   Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t want to scream because of the...
The Path You Travel

The Path You Travel

I finished reading Genesis this morning. I love how the earthly story ends for both Jacob (re-named Israel) and Joseph. The biggest tragedy of Jacob’s life was when his sons brought him Joseph’s coat smeared with blood—theoretically from a wild animal. The brothers...
Make Learning Look Like Life

Make Learning Look Like Life

My third grade teacher did something amazing. She authorized us to pass notes in class. Not kidding. We could send and receive notes as long as we wrote in letter form with heading, greeting, body, close, and signature. We also had to put it in an envelope with the...
Where Light Comes Through

Where Light Comes Through

I’m a sucker for any shop that has pottery in the window. You would believe that if you saw my living room. My decor can best be described as early American library with pottery accents. I stop in shops even though I know I don’t need more pieces. I just love looking...
February, My Bethel

February, My Bethel

Significant life events sometimes cluster leaving some months more rich with memories than others. February is such a month for me. Both my fathers went home to heaven in February— my second father on the day of his and mom’s 25th anniversary. For years I struggled...
Potential and a Paper Cup

Potential and a Paper Cup

As I’ve listened to thousands of parents and teachers from Honolulu to Honduras and Miami to Manilla, I’ve hear one reoccurring frustration: many students are not reaching their potential. Sometimes the concern is for a struggling student who clearly has mental...

Pin It on Pinterest