teaching

I started swimming competitively when I was ten years old.  Twenty five years later–after Country Club Meets, swim team in high school and a few triathalons in my history–I can also add more than 10 years teaching swim lessons as part of my resume. During that time, I’ve seen first hand how water independence can […]

Have you heard of Khan Academy? If not, you’re in for a treat. I’ve just come across it in the last few weeks and I think it’s the greatest thing that has come around for education in a long time. I think there are a lot of you out there, myself included, who have searched […]

Super Tuesday is Coming!

by Sabrena on September 20, 2012

Growing up I thought Labor Day meant we got one last break from our labors at school to have a BBQ. My Grandmother also pointed out it was the ushering in of a moratorium on white pants. (Thank you “Glamour” for giving us all permission to debunk that myth). Eventually I learned about the history […]

Need a way to distract your child for 15 minutes? Let them color on your table with marker! Yes, you heard me right! If you have a glass or tile-topped table, that is! And if the markers are dry erase. I gave my three year-old a couple of dry erase markers and an eraser (naturally! […]

Giving Your Kids Choices

by Marie on August 13, 2009

As parents, we want to know that we’re in control. But our kids tend to beg, plead, and whine about the choices we make for them. So I try to give my kids choices without letting them choose. This is a great way to let kids have a choice without giving up all the parental […]

My hope with Make and Takes is to share a few parenting insights from what I’ve learned as a teacher and parent that’s helped me teach and raise my own kids. As I’ll be sharing fun ideas or methods I’ve found helpful, I’d like to open this up to the questions you may have too. […]

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