[Book Review] Making the world a kinder place for our children to learn: "Gifted, Bullied, Resilient” by Pamela Price

“Bullying fundamentally represents a problem of broken human connection,” writes Pamela Price in her new book, Gifted, Bullied, Resilient: A Brief Guide for Smart Families, now available from Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Press. Order your copy: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Nook.… Continue Reading

Lamar Elementary: a neighborhood school in a cultural corridor

Last week, my daughter, G.N., and I attended a Spotlight Breakfast at Lamar Elementary, 201 Parland Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 (map), an elementary school in San Antonio ISD serving kindergarten through fifth grade and offering pre-K for three- and… Continue Reading

Notes from the Singapore Math parent workshop at Great Hearts Monte Vista

F.T. is learning Singapore Math in his second grade class at Great Hearts Monte Vista. The school recently hosted a workshop for parents of 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders so we could learn more about the curriculum and find ways to… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Talking about Constitution Day, September 17, with City Councilman Ron Nirenberg

Constitution Day celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. I’ve written before about how to order your own pocket U.S. Constitution. Today, in honor of Constitution Day, I am giving away two books… Continue Reading

BASIS San Antonio families experience success, heartbreak, and everything in between

BASIS San Antonio has completed its first year of operation. Here is an earlier post about its opening in August 2013, and a post about the dedication ceremony in September 2013. My kids weren’t old enough, or I would have… Continue Reading

Summer escape: Fairytale Fiesta exhibit at the Witte Museum

How will you escape the heat this summer? Two of my favorite ways are swimming in the pool and going to air-conditioned museums. The Witte Museum has plenty of air conditioning, as well as free covered parking in the shady Brackenridge Park garage. And, to… Continue Reading

Corazones Maravillosos: Great Hearts Monte Vista sesión de puertas abiertas

  Reporte previo en inglés. Mil gracias a la traductora Laura Gruber de Lactancia-Latina.com. Great Hearts Monte Vista, el primer campus de Great Hearts Texas, tuvo una sesión de puertas abiertas el 27 de marzo, 2014. Esta sesión fue un paso importante… Continue Reading

CLOSED [Giveaway] Family pack of tickets to DISCOVER Schubert Symphony No. 9 "The Great" with the San Antonio Symphony

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. I’ve been playing “Mama’s songs” in the van again. This time, it’s Franz Schubert‘s Symphony No. 9 in  C major, “The Great.” We are looking forward the upcoming DISCOVER concert with the San Antonio Symphony.… Continue Reading

Rey Saldaña talks about his new role as Chief Engagement Officer at KIPP San Antonio

Rising star Rey Saldaña talked to me about teaming up with KIPP San Antonio, a group of high-performing charter schools in San Antonio, to attack poverty and improve education. Talking to Saldaña made me feel old, but that’s OK, because I’m glad that… Continue Reading

Building a school community: notes from the Great Hearts Monte Vista open house

Great Hearts Monte Vista, the first campus of Great Hearts Texas, held an open house on March 27, 2014. The open house was an important step in the process of building a community around the new school.