FREE WEBINAR: Living Life Unplugged

Written by Maren Schmidt
  • How does our interdependence on the human created super structure of internet technology affect our humanity?  
  • How does technology affect our children’s natural and normal development, development that has been closely connected to nature...

BOOK REVIEW | The Big Disconnect

Written by Maren Schmidt

The rate of change in our digital world confounds.

Published in 2013,The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, cites research from 2010, now over eight years old.  Eight years in digital time is ancient...

Asking For Assistance

Written by Maren Schmidt

Can you help me, please?

These five words seem to be hard for many people to say.

In airport check-in lines, at fast food restaurants, or in grocery stores, we may react negatively when someone neglects to ask, “May I help you, please?”

But at...

FREE WEBINAR | Creating Your DREAM Community

Written by Maren Schmidt

Are you a school leader concerned about building your ideal school community?

FREE TRAINING: The Five Most Important Questions

Written by Maren Schmidt

 

There are five questions that you should consider if you are going to create a joyful and confident school community of children, families and staff members.

Unfortunately, many school leaders spend decades without understanding what is missing...

BOOK | Building Cathedrals Not Walls

Written by Maren Schmidt

Building Cathedrals Not Walls is a collection of ninety Kids Talk essays to inspire you in your work with children, whether you are a parent, a teacher, or other adult in the life of a child.

Cathedrals endure as symbols of vision and dedication...

FREE WEBINAR: Understanding How Children Learn To Read

Written by Maren Schmidt
  • Want FUN reading activities to do with preschoolers?
  • Want to feel confident about children's reading?

In Understanding How Children Learn To Read, you'll learn:

  • Skills essential to reading success
  • Common developmental obstacles
  • Why one...

Asking Permission

Written by Maren Schmidt

For many of us it is easier to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.

If you really want to do something, why risk being told ”no”? Why endure the hassle of trying to sell your point? Why listen to pessimists who say that what you want to do...

BOOK | Understanding Montessori: A Guide For Parents

Written by Maren Schmidt

What is Montessori Education?

Montessori education more than anything is about understanding and aiding the natural process of child growth and learning.

The principles, methods, and materials used in Montessori education for over a hundred years...

FREE WEBINAR: How To Be A Better Observer

Written by Maren Schmidt
  • Have you ever wished for the proverbial teacher's eyes in the back of your head?
  • Do you want to help children overcome their learning obstacles?

Observation is the skill to help you become more a more effective teacher.