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Yummy Ways to Nourish Learning-Gluten Free

My mission is to provide concrete practical strategies related to learning. Most of the time the focus is on movement, reflexes, sensory integration, developmental patterns and supportive educational methods. For this blog, the spotlight is shifting slightly. We are going into the kitchen. Why? With every shared cooking success on social media, I receive multiple requests for …

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First Grade Cha-Cha

Millions of Years Ago “This is my friend, Mrs. Goldade. She’s here to help out today…She and I met when our kids were born. When do you think that was?” “MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO!” shouted one eager little guy. Oh yeah, you have to love first grade! In this article, I’ll share how I saw …

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Choices

There are so many choices every moment of every day. Food: what to eat and when. Sleep. Work vs play. Screen time: television, Facebook, Netflix, blog post, bookkeeping, etc. Outdoor chores: do I wash windows, rake leaves, cut grass again, move a garden or two, walk in the woods, ride horse, sit by a bonfire? …

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Screen Free Sunday

Driving 700 Miles Last week I drove 700 miles across the beautiful state of Minnesota during peak harvest time. I attended three venues in three days with three entirely different topics. By Sunday, I needed a break! My bum was begging to please move—no more sitting. My auditory and visual systems were ready to relax—no …

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Boxes in Your Brain

Boxes. Consider your brain as a storage unit filled with boxes. If you dig through the boxes, what will you find? My brain is filled with boxes about brain-based therapies to support reaching one’s full potential. A number of boxes overflow with alternative methods of education. Inside that area is a tower of Montessori boxes. …

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Choosing a Priority

To-do lists can get long. Choosing a priority can result in uncertainty. Typically, in such a situation, the human response goes one of three ways: Ostrich: bury the head in the sand Energizer Bunny: look really busy doing not much of anything Balanced Bird: prioritize in order of time sensitivity and importance; chug along at a …

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I’m Ready! Celebrate!

Follow a map. Be happy. Do the sweaty work. Mop up spills. Be adventurous. Enjoy unexpected success. Ad lib. Treasures come in different forms. This year’s pirate-based theme for the 4H State Arts In Program is “I’m ready!” I hear a different message every time I sit through the show. (I attend many shows since my eldest son is …

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Independent Study Online Opportunity

Learning Online The request came from Texas for me to create an online learning opportunity. I quickly scheduled and facilitated Faculty at Work 181 and 182 using the Zoom platform. From those fantastic experiences, the goal was set to create an online independent study. Walk with me through the slightly trickier learning curve as I explored the …

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Top Five for Family

Growing up, all I wanted was to marry a white-collar worker, live in the suburbs, and send my kids off to school. Here is a peek into my entrepreneurial home school family life on ten acres in a swamp and how I use Brain Gym® techniques to support my sanity. 

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