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September 14, 2018

Give Kids Autonomy: They’ll Be Motivated

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A former teacher volunteered that the class of students we were about to inherit was not keen on singing. A parent told me that she wasn’t sure if her son could sing at all and could we possibly get them to start singing? Sure. We’ll just create...

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August 6, 2018

Children: The World’s Best Naturalists

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We spend the better part of each day in a woodland valley full of streams, small tributaries, and swamps. Endless opportunity for discovery. I fill my knapsack with field identification guides for grasses, trees, wildflowers, insects and an...

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July 6, 2018

Weekend Workout: How I Got My Kids to Stop Fighting (Kinda)

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I have no practical experience in farming and have spent the last decade juggling a marketing and business development job, and wishing I could just unplug and herd goats. Luckily I do get a break on the weekend and clean horse stalls and curry...

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April 30, 2018

Walking to Work on a Spring Afternoon

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Spring is so long in coming this year that just one day of balmy weather makes you believe or do crazy things. That’s what happened to me several weeks ago – it made me crazy enough to think that I could write a poem.

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