Learning beyond the classroom

By // June 5, 2015

NPR recently did a piece about a public school teacher in Vermont who began taking her class outside and into the forest every Monday–”Forest Monday” she called it. The teacher had no set curriculum, no agenda, and no pre-determined outcomes. The goal was simply to provide a regular, unstructured learning experience that being confined to a classroom all day could not. I encourage you to … Read More

Finding your own motivation to succeed

By // March 27, 2015

This post is written by guest blogger Joan Shulman, a member of the Board of Directors of LightHouse Holyoke. I’d like to pickup on the chicken/road theory discussed by Catherine in the previous post. One sentence in particular really struck a chord with me: The person who is motivated by their own desires and vision will work through and around … Read More