Category Archives: education

Hospital Clowning: Eccentric Principles Workshop with Avner

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today begins a six week course over Zoom with Avner. To those of us in variety arts, Avner is a legend. A juggler, variety performer, movie actor, broadway star, magician, mentor, friend, and world renowned … Continue reading

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Performing Life: Playing the Fool with Global Play Brigade

Tuesday, April 6th 2021 . Today I get to take a sweet little clown workshop online with performers from around the world. If you look in the Zoom boxes you can see Boston, Atlanta, New York & California in the … Continue reading

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AT RISE: Why Me Cold

Monday, March 29th 2021 . AT RISE: It’s morning in the distance learning homeschool. Mom is crossing the room from the kitchen when Boy stands up from his desk. BOY: Haha, I just figured out why I’m cold. [Heads towards … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Remembering to Practice

Monday, March 1st 2021 . Today’s parenting triumph in the Distance Learning Environment is *remembering* -finally- that Young Miss has *asked* us to remind her to practice her cursive. And how. What are the three things kids need again? Love, … Continue reading

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ClaraJane’s Marble Roller Coaster

Saturday, February 20th 2021 2021-02-20 CJ’s Marble Roller Coaster [0:26]: . *

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ClaraJane Cooking Cookies with Her Class

Friday, February 12th 2021 . . Today marks the third time ClaraJane’s 4th + 5th grade class has made cookies “together.” . The recipe is “Jam Ribbon Cookies,” although CJ made hers with chocolate. Here it is: COOKIE INGREDIENTS: 1/2C … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Dispatches From a Friday

Friday, February 12th 2021 1) A moment of food-inspired joy for my son who is having an otherwise stressful morning in class; and not because he has a towel on his head. He showered and washed his hair this morning … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Banana Bread

Tuesday, February 9th 2021 . On this (first ever second presidential impeachment) day, I managed to make banana bread for my Distance Learners. . . This is about all I’m good for, in terms of proctoring L’Ecole a la Maison; … Continue reading

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At Rise: Home School Helper

Thursday, December 17th 2020 AT RISE: CJ is at her Distance Learning school desk at home, starting to type on her Chromebook. Mom is sitting next to her. MOM: OK, are you all set? CJ: Mm-hmm. MOM: Do you need … Continue reading

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Homeschool Headmistress: Cookie Day

Wednesday, November 25th 2020 Today is holiday cookie baking day in my daughter’s class. The teacher and all the kids are a joyful cacophony together from their respective kitchens on Google meet, and even Big Brother jumps in on the … Continue reading

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