The Online Learner’s Guide to Catastrophe

By Dr. Angela M. Gibson, Professor at American Public UniversityIf you are an online college student, you have joined the ranks of 7.1 million e-learners in the United States taking at least one online course (Allen & Seaman, 2013). Approximately one in three of all those in higher education are enrolled in an online class....more

Little Steps make a Leap

I read once that we over-estimate what we can do in one day, but under-estimate what we can do in one year. Make a list right now, and see how true this is!I am a self-confessed list maker. It has always given me great satisfaction to put a big check mark across each item on my list. I carry forward items not checked off and start my next day with a plan/goal. Sometimes my list is full of just little things, and then voila, the little things meld and tangle into a huge step forward....more

A Year's Subscription of Groovy Lab in a Box Giveaway

Sponsored by: Groovy Lab in a Box Hosted by: The Squishable Baby...more

Rewrite Your Job Description

What’s your job description? Not your title or that document outlining your daily tasks and requirements, but how do YOU describe the essence, attitude and outcome of your efforts “at work”? For me, it’s not really about ‘work’, ‘labor’, ‘duties’ or ‘tasks’. It’s more about embracing what I am called to do, realizing what I can’t and can do, and advancing those actions and that mindset in each and every encounter....more

Gratitude Linkup - Week of 6/8/14

One of the best ways to have perspective, for me, is to remember the things I'm grateful for. There have been times when I've gotten stuck in negativity that I've done a quick gratitude list (in my head or with another) and started on the path of releasing that negativity. Gratitude lists help me to remember what's beautiful and to remain present in my life.Each week, Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad is a way for me to share a few of the things I'm grateful for with others....more

What are You Learning...Mom?

6 Tips for Teaching Handwriting to Young Children

A child's success in handwriting depends on their fine motor development. Fine motor muscles are the muscles in our hands and fingers that are responsible for the small muscle movements used in cutting, drawing, and writing. ...more
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Imaginative Play Ideas for Christmas

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