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A Guide to Everyday Genius

To inspire our planning sessions, our team reads from a book titled How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day by Michael J. Gelb. Who better to inspire us than Leonardo himself, a person whose…

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Here Are 3 Good Reasons Why You Should Explore 34 Kiwis

Coachella Valley Lighthouse sponsors an online non-profit organization called 34 Kiwis. Its simple goal is to create a collection of educational posts, ideas, and links, for students, teachers, parents, and tutors to use. If you haven’t yet done some exploring on the…

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Teaching principals: ready-to-learn state (student engagement)

Jensen’s research supports the idea that teachers can change students’ “default” states to target “attractor” states. Students who walk in bored, frustrated, and apathetic can be jolted into a state of anticipation, confidence, and curiosity with a few simple principles:…

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Actions Toward Creating a Positive Reading Culture

Children love to discuss their emotions, ideas and stories with someone who will listen. They are keenly aware of the attention you are giving them.

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