Baseball as Mathematics!

Eleven-year-old Jaxon Cota admits he’s happiest on the baseball field, but not for the reasons we might think.  Jaxon says he loves baseball because of the amount of thinking that goes on, including the statistics involved.  Having a real logical-mathematical intelligence, he sees numbers everywhere.  He not only engages with them in the active game (more…)

What really holds us back?

We do.  When we repeat old habits, believe old stories about ourselves, keep our children smaller than they are because we can’t conceive of ‘bigger’—even inside ourselves…When we do all these things and more…we busy ourselves with less than optimal concerns.  Then we forget to grow. 

Break the Language Barrier? Why?

While Tim Donner has learned 20 languages, his quest is to use that gift to explore his own humanity and that of the world around him, (which describes not just a linguistic creativity, but an interpersonal intelligence as well).  He is impassioned. Watch and listen closely; don’t miss how he describes learning, through auditory, visual (more…)

Self-preservation, anybody?

Believe it or not, all you have is the moment you are in.  When life is moving fast, things are overwhelming, the kids need an attitude readjustment or your spouse is ‘out to lunch…’  STOP!  Look at your feet (to make sure you’re still there) and then take a deep breath!  The rest is going (more…)

Confident Chef at age 13

At only 13 years old, Cloyce Martin is a confident cook, busy creating through his innate naturalist intelligence. Even in competition with a head chef; he remains, as always, engaged in his passion.  His signature dishes include chicken piccata and a pan-seared citrus salmon. But in the second video, he is as accomplished grilling up (more…)

Mathematical AND Musical?

Can a mathematical child be a musical child as well? Absolutely!  How about other seemingly unrelated intelligences, like intrapersonal or spatial?  How do you know which is dominant in a child that expresses creativity in many ways? Watch: Harmony Zhu at age 10 is not only a gifted concert pianist, but a world champion chess player, (more…)

To Create

Send the concept of ‘failure’ into the fire.  There is no failure…only learning opportunities.  Teach your children to not be afraid to take risks and stumble, if that is the outcome.  Teach them to pick themselves up, dust themselves off and incorporate what they learned into the grand dance we call ‘life.’  Encourage them to (more…)