Education with new DNA

Education with new DNA

Education with new DNA

What if there’s more hope than we realize? What if there’s more hope to share than we realize? What if this hope changes everything – including education? I remember clearly the day the world changed for me.  It was almost as if I saw color in the world for the first time – instead of… Continue Reading

362 days later…pardon our dust

362 days later…pardon our dust

We’re remodeling.  It’s been almost a year since we followed God into the virtual world and began sharing ideas about living in grace on our website – brand new on June 2, 2016. Since then we’ve learned:  The virtual world is big… and has pirates (called “bots”)… and offers relationships all over the world… and… Continue Reading

Making Adolescence History

Making Adolescence History

What if?  What if we could make adolescence a chapter in the history books – not the disorder of future generations? What if “adolescence free” helped create an “anxiety free,” “learning disability free,” and “bully free” world? What if an “adolescence free” generation writes the last sentence in the sex-trafficking chapter in world history? Understanding… Continue Reading

The birth of adolescence in American history

The birth of adolescence in American history

When my son was about five years old, he overheard me talking to his older sister – about my neice.   “Can you believe she’s 13 today?” His alarmed response:  “She’s a teenager?!  Can somebody please help her?!” As a young child, he perceived something was about to be very, very wrong. Adolescence hasn’t always… Continue Reading

The wrong recipe in education?

The wrong recipe in education?

About ten years ago I lived on a ranch in Comfort, TX.  (Yes, that’s really the name of the town!)  Getting to and from a “real” grocery store was a journey that took more than an hour.  Once I got “home” from school – I usually didn’t “run to the store for a few things.” One night,… Continue Reading

What race are we running? …and why “it matters” to our brain

What race are we running?  …and why “it matters” to our brain

Traditions are experiences we routinely schedule our lives around; we lean on them with our full trust. Traditions include our habits and our ways of organizing life and relationships. But false traditions are built on a faulty foundation.  Consider the SAT test. It matters. We’re building new brains – everyday. Research is recording incredible discoveries in… Continue Reading

The SAT Test – an unquestioned tradition?

The SAT Test – an unquestioned tradition?

The SAT Test – like many other unquestioned traditions – has a tremendous impact on our current education systems – public, private, and home school.  Most colleges require the test. The SAT has a significant influence on students, too – and the families that help them study — and all those who put significant weight… Continue Reading

Mistakes – why our traditional educational approach may not be helpful

Mistakes – why our traditional educational approach may not be helpful

If you’re intrigued by the title, and want a “short walk” – scroll down to bold #3.  Enjoy it all when you have the time. Our youngest grand baby is walking!  Everywhere!  We’ve seen it happen before – and it’s still such a celebration. Together, Doug and I share five children and thirteen grandchildren.  Some… Continue Reading

DOCUMENTING GRACE in Education – our greatest hope

DOCUMENTING GRACE in Education – our greatest hope

The children becoming adults in this decade are struggling.  Many young adults are not walking into the world with adequate leadership skills, emotional fluency, or personal motivation.  They are struggling to build mature relationships of trust – that can receive and lend strength to others in these vital areas. Our children – in profound ways –… Continue Reading

What if school – and life – could be different?

What if school – and life – could be different?

Describing ordinary is easy; describing remarkable sometimes leaves us speechless. Speechless is good if it’s the grand canyon or an extraordinary dessert.  But words are essential when you want to tell others about something important – and hopeful. This is where we find ourselves in offering a non-traditional education.  Very little of our time with… Continue Reading