Middle School

Can a Good Cup of Joe Reshape Learning

Creighton Williams Abrams was a U.S. Army General who served in Vietnam, Korea and World War II. Hailed even by Gen. George Patton, Abrams was known as an aggre...

School Years Travel at Light Speed

            Einstein posited that as you approach the speed of light, it can make it seem to the observer as if time slows down, almost to a standstill.  In som...

Parenting in an Anxious Age

A parent recently asked me, “How do I set high standards for my child without creating a family environment that produces too much stress and anxiety?” It is an...

Summer Magic

The month of May reminds me that summer is right around the corner.  With warmer, longer days come the chance to be outside more.  Whether you like to walk, rid...

Asking the Right Questions

Schools are complex, human institutions entrusted with the honor and responsibility of developing our most precious resource, our children. The importance of do...

Mindfulness Said to Boost Academics

The concept of mindfulness, some say, is the marrying of inner calm to outer results. “Mindfulness” refers to focusing your attention on the emotions and tho...