I think our exhibition was a 10/10 because when I took a break from my booth, I noticed that parents were having fun and learning...Read More
October 29, 2014
My parenting quandary:
My child is deeply stressed about the deadlines in school.
I’m in the mood to lecture because it’s easy and time efficient.
BUT… I’m an Acton parent and, intellectually, I understand this does not work.
SO… I dig deeper into myself and come up with one of two things:
1) A question phrased with two options for answers knowing this will open up the conversation for me to learn more about his experience;
2) A story – hopefully one from my childhood that makes me the vulnerable protagonist.
The power of storytelling isn’t just that it is fun.
The power is rooted in the human body’s chemistry.
I like to take this article about storytelling and substitute the words “organization” and “business” with “family.” http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/10/why-your-brain-loves-good-storytelling/?utm_source=Socialflow&utm_medium=Tweet&utm_campaign=Socialflow
Because isn’t Family the human organization needing this kind of transformation the most? I know ours is.
TimberNook is our weekly outdoor educational experience that all our learners attend on Fridays. This experience allows each learner to not only ground and connect...Read More
Stories of Young Heroes
Acton Academy Seacoast Stories of Young Heroes Mandy Callister April, 2021 While reflecting back over the past 4 months since launching our school, I’m met...Read More