Parenting experts advise us not to ask our children, upon picking them up from school, “how was your day?” It’s too general a question, one that can be dodged with a simple “good…” Asking kids, “What did you learn in school today?” always yields something better. Talking about the experience of school through the lens of what they are learning helps children to understand education for what it really is — a constant process, not confined to classrooms or campuses, hours, days or years.
I have been a learner all my life, as a child, a student, a teacher, an administrator, and a parent. This blog is a collection of the things, large and small, that I continue to learn and reflect on in my life and work in education. I’ll do my best to post regularly when school is in session, and sometimes when it’s not. Thanks for reading!