5 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Math

1. Learn some math yourself. You can make learning part of your family culture by showing that everyone in your family is learning something new. This doesn’t mean lecturing your kids on the virtues of lifelong learning—it means modeling it yourself. There are lots of free online resources (try edX, or Khan Academy) for learningContinue reading “5 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Math”

Math Inspires Art Inspires Math . . .

My Spring Creativity Has Sparked! After nearly a year of creative hiatus, I am excited to share the first images of my new project. Since last August I have been focusing on improving my craft as a middle and high school Algebra teacher. I am inspired by my students to create a new series ofContinue reading “Math Inspires Art Inspires Math . . .”

Great ideas in small packages

My colleague June Albright at the Upper Valley Waldorf School just showed me how to take tangled snarls of embroidery floss and wrap them around empty thread spools for easy storage. So much nicer than the mess they were before, and more beautiful! Other exciting news this week: I finished my Sami inspired reindeer bag!Continue reading “Great ideas in small packages”

Inspired by Finland

I’m getting ready for my summer trip to Iceland and Finland by immersing myself in some beautiful images. This reindeer is from a book called Scandinavian Folk Patterns, and the sun framing it I found online researching Sami drum symbols. Felt is one of my favorite fabrics to sew because you don’t need to hemContinue reading “Inspired by Finland”