In this Covid world, masks are an inexorable part of our new reality. As an early intervention speech language pathologist, I hear concern from families about how the lack of face to face communication may impact their children’s language...
There are thousands of STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers available and yet there are not enough people to fill the positions. As a scientist and a science teacher, I've had my own struggles on my career path into...
This remote learning is for the birds. My child is doing so much zooming this year, I fear that we are in Zoom Doom. He's pushing back and it's so hard to watch, he wants to get off the...
This fall, Pre-Kindergarten students (who range from ages three to five at Berwick Academy) engage in our outdoor classroom experiences. While outdoor play and learning are cornerstones of the Berwick experience, I also pulled from my summer academic work...
When I was a kid, I used to roll my eyes at some of my mom's sayings. She'd say things like, “Go as the way opens” or “there are many paths up a mountain” or “head, heart, hands.” I’d...
October is hands down my favorite month of the year in New Hampshire. The air has that crisp chill to it, all the leaves have finally changed color, and it’s not too late for apple picking - and making...
Millions of Americans tuned in to watch the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden earlier this week, myself included. Don't worry, this isn't political diatribe. Instead, I'm going to share my thoughts on Joe Biden and...
I think back to the spring (pre COVID-19) when I relished in getting kids to play outside, and screen free, from the moment they got off the bus until dinner. We stopped at the park on the way home,...
I'm naming Summer 2020 "The Unstructured Summer". Because of COVID, I won't rush my six children off to camp or struggle to locate misplaced eye goggles in time for swimming lessons. There will be no hotel rooms or weekend...
I have a very musical family. As I write this post, I can hear my three-year-old son singing “Old MacDonald” at the top of his lungs while his dad, who plays several instruments, plays along with the guitar. My...

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