Squawkcast: Ep. 34 – Things We Forget to Teach Our Kids

Join Jill Mann and Diana Stinn for a cup of coffee some and some laughs about homeschooling.

Ep. 34       Date: August 12, 2014     Time: 28:36


Show Notes

1. Introductions

2. Wing Feathers – thank you to Owen Mann, Jade Cooper and CTV two! Plus a big thank you to Lori Desrosiers and Karen Jackson.

3. Nest News – Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. Kitchen trolley and a cricut cutter – http://www.cricut.com

4. What’s Hatching – Splash – August 20, Kinder Open House.

5. Good Egg, Bad Egg – Pinterest, Dino Crafts

6. Under Our Wing – 5 Basic Skills We Are Forgetting to Teach our Children – http://www.babble.com/kids/5-basic-skills-were-forgetting-to-teach-our-children/

Other References:

1. TED Talks – “The Key to Success:Grit” by Angela Lee Duckworth – http://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit

2. TED Talks – Sir Ken Robinson – http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity

3. Essentialism – http://gregmckeown.com/essentialism-the-disciplined-pursuit-of-less/

4. Pete’s Power Point Station – http://www.pppst.com

Thanks for listening! Feedback – sure you can email us at info@phoenixfoundation.ca

Stay and Play Fun

Thanks everyone for coming out today. We enjoyed hosting the Cornerstone kids again. We gave 6 tours, 3 more kids registered for kindergarten and we popped a lot of bubbles!

Special thanks to Ms. Clare, Ms. Zara, Ms. Karen, Ms. Jill, Ms. Diana and the others who helped set it all up! (Sorry if I missed you!)


Engaged in Learning

An engaged learner:

  • Is in the ZONE
  • They are focused.
  • They laugh.
  • They are passionate.
  • They take joy in what they are doing.

We remember some of what we read, a little more of what we talk about but we recall the most about what we do.

  • READ
  • TALK

Here at Phoenix we try very hard to incorporate all of these items into each and every class we offer . . . and we offer hundreds of classes each year!

Thank you to CTV TWO for creating this short video. Be sure to check them out!