Adios, Mr. Ego!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 | No Comments

As my son’s fourth grade year comes to a close, I sit bewildered at the passage of time.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that he was Davy Crockett?  I smile, thinking back… “To be honest, mom” said my then-third-grader, from the back seat of the car, “I’m not crazy about the book we’re reading aloud. It’s Davy […]

Bye-Bye, Mr. Ego!

Posted by on May 14, 2014 | One Comment

Yesterday in the car, my nine-year-old son, Jeremy, was telling me about their read-aloud unit in class (3rd grade).  They’ve each been assigned to be a character in a book and they’re reading it aloud in groups.  “To be honest, mom, I’m not crazy about the book – we’re reading Davy Crockett.  But I get […]

Kicking Intrinsic Motivation in Gear

Posted by on May 2, 2014 | One Comment

Yesterday, as I emerged from my work-cave on the third floor, my nine-year-old-kiddo, Jeremy, ran up to me in excitement, “Mom!  Mom!!!!  You gotta come listen to this!”  In a flash, he leaped over to the piano and started playing “Let it Go” from the new film Frozen. I was bewildered.  We didn’t have the […]