Doctor Who Project-Based English Study

Doctor Who Project Based English Unit

I’ve had the fantastic honor these past few weeks of teaching an online class with Gifted Homeschoolers Forum called the Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey, Project-Based Learning Course. I have eight kids in this Doctor Who-themed class, from ages 9-13 who live on the east and west coasts, and several places in between. We’re having a blast. I… [Read More]

Halloween Book Giveaway

Halloween Book Giveaway

I seriously love Halloween as you know, and I’ve never done a giveaway before. But I have a copy of this handy dandy book by DK Publishing called Witches and Magic-Makers, and I thought it would look better on your bookshelf than on mine. So I’d like to give it away! If you’re willing to… [Read More]

Are You Obsessed with Halloween?

Are You Obsessed with Halloween

October is here! And that brings cooler weather, crunchy leaves, pumpkins, and a month-long celebration of all things creepy. We love holidays in our home, and Halloween is among our favorites. There’s nothing like exploring your fears and becoming something other than yourself for a whole night to inspire empowerment and creativity. That’s why I… [Read More]

Quietly Making Noise: Launching a Teen-Produced CD

Quietly Making Noise Launching a Teen Produced CD

Cheers, friends! Raise your collective glasses and join me in a toast celebrating the official release of Ian Ridenhour’s new CD, “Quietly Making Noise.” For those of you who are new to the blog, Ian is my 14-year old son, who has been a career musician since the ripe old age of two. “Quietly Making… [Read More]

Full STEAM Ahead: Changes for SPC

Full STEAM Ahead

It’s a bit hard to believe that the end of summer is nearly upon us. It has been a good break for both of us, filled with travel, visits with friends, dips in the river and just enough time left over to make space for reflection on the year that has passed. Among the highlights… [Read More]

Why Children’s Books Matter

Why Childrens Books Matter

Let’s face it friends: lately the news has been full of hatred, violence, war, and general negativity. The ongoing crisis in Syria, in the Gaza Strip, in Ukraine; the increasing ferocity and unpredictability of the weather as the climate bucks our consumerist ways; the ridiculous and shocking events that continue to unfold in Ferguson after… [Read More]