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Connected Parenting

This is part of the Learning to Learn series, where I’ve been interviewing working mothers with school-age children to understand how their learning experiences as kids shaped who they are as working professionals and as mothers raising the next generation of learners and doers. [Read last week’s Learning to Learn on Goals Vs. Growth] Hi […]

May 23, 2022

Learning to Learn: Setting Boundaries on Tech Use, While Remaining Flexible

This is part of the Learning to Learn series, where I’ve been interviewing working mothers with school-age children to understand how their learning experiences as kids shaped who they are as working professionals and as mothers raising the next generation of learners and doers. [Read Last Week’s Learning to Learn on “Failing Better Next Time“] […]

May 16, 2022

Learning to Learn: Goals vs Growth – Fostering a Love of Learning to Fuel Future Success

This is part of the Learning to Learn series, where I’ve been interviewing working mothers with school-age children to understand how their learning experiences as kids shaped who they are as working professionals and as mothers raising the next generation of learners and doers. Hi Rebecca, good to see you. So let’s start. If you’d […]

May 9, 2022

Learning to Learn: On “Failing Better Next Time”

My name is Sandhya Jain-Patel. I have two children, a six-year-old daughter who’s going be seven in February and a 10 year old son who just turned 10 in July. He’s in fifth grade and she’s in first grade. He is my heart and she is my fire.   Beautiful, Sandhya! So, let’s get started talking […]

February 21, 2022

Inviting New Voices to the Table with Sandhya Jain-Patel

Hey Rachel! Great to be with you. So let’s start off with you introducing yourself to everybody.  Hi, I am Rachel Lotus. I am a mom of three; twelve, ten, and seven year old humans, and I’m also a sexuality educator. I’m based in Brooklyn, New York and I’m really happy to be here.  Wonderful, […]

February 14, 2022

Process over Product: Raising Confident Learners with Rachel Lotus

Hi, Yuying. Nice to see you. I’d love for you to introduce yourself please.  So my name is Yuying. I’ve been a product executive for about 20 years now. I started in pure tech and now I’m in my passion space which is ed-tech for the last 7 years working across K12 and also for […]

February 7, 2022

The Value of Inquiry and Exploration with Yuying Chen-Wynn

Hi Amy. I’m so glad to be with you talking about learning. So, I’d love it if you wanted to just give a little intro to folks so they know who you are.  My name is Amy Mascott and I’m a former high school English teacher and currently a reading specialist, who was back in […]

January 31, 2022

Gaining a Growth Mindset with Amy Mascott

Hi Rina! Welcome. I’d love for you to introduce yourself. I am Rina Joshi. I have two children, a nine year-old named and a seven year-old, who’s in second grade. We’ve lived in New York City for almost 20 years and I never thought that I’d be raising kids here, but here we find ourselves. […]

January 24, 2022

Unlearning Perfectionism with Rina Joshi

We often think of literacy in a traditional sense: it’s reading chapter books, learning spelling, and practicing handwriting. You may be worried that reading comic books “doesn’t count” or that texting among kids (with all those wonky abbreviations!) isn’t real communication. You may wrestle the tablet from your kids after too much “screen time” because what could […]

December 8, 2021

Developing Literacy in the 21st Century

“Kids these days don’t like to read – they just want to be in front of a screen!” “I loved reading as a kid, but my child would rather do anything than sit down with a book. Where did I go wrong?” “My kid gets extra frustrated with reading homework. They just won’t put any […]

December 1, 2021

Turning Reluctant Readers into Resilient Readers

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