Book Review: Fall Mixed Up and The Ghost Eye Tree

Fall lends itself so well to all kinds of writing. We celebrate lots of fun, not religious holidays that the kids are VERY invested in so it's easy to convince them to write about some of their favorite things. Two books we've read this fall that inspired some super interesting writing are Fall Mixed Up…

Review: IQ A Practical Guide to Inquiry Based Learning by Jennifer Watt and Jill Colyer

All around education; the buzz word 'inquiry' pops up. Inquiry based learning, Inquiry questions, Inquiry projects - but it is hard to know where to start, what it means and how to assess these projects. This book has been so, so helpful. "Inquiry-based learning is a process used to solve problems, create new knowledge, resolve…

Review: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

This book is a "teen" version of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This one is written for teens, with age appropriate examples, jokes and illustrations. Lately there is a lot of talk around Growth Mindset, and teaching 21st Century Learners, and I am all for it. I'll be honest though, sometimes I'm a…