|My wife Erin (carrying our little one!) and I enjoying a hike in Rocky Mtn. National Park.|
This summer has been a busy one. In addition to our vacation to Colorado, we've been getting our house ready for our new baby and Erin has been transitioning from full time work to being a full time Mom. We are both so excited for this new chapter in our lives to begin.
I'm also excited to share with you that I attended a week-long Responsive Classroom workshop. Myself and two other colleagues from HMS traveled down to Westfield, MA for four days to immerse ourselves in the practice. For those of you who are not familiar with Responsive Classroom, it's an "evidence-based social and emotional learning program." As an educator, I think of it as a way to bolster a community in the classroom (or gym) by means of positive teacher language to ensure children are learning to their full potential. For a brief informational video on RC, scroll down along the right side of this blog.
For families who are interested in my weekly "walking school bus," I will announce a start date soon. Typically we begin sometime in mid-Sept and as long as the sidewalks are safe, we'll walk to school every Tuesday throughout the year. For more information click on the "Welcome Back" audio clip at the top right of this blog.