... and it's about time!
It’s an exciting and nerve-wracking feeling for us to finally start a blog. In our first year of operation (2014-2015) our founder Leah got all sorts of requests to write her story as it played out. How do you start a 2e school? What challenges have you overcome? What can teachers in public schools do to help 2e kids? What are the most important gifted strategies? What reading system actually works for dyslexia? Is it normal for my kid to prefer hanging out with adults instead of kids their age? Why doesn’t my kid like reading anymore? She can do algebra but doesn’t know her times tables, what am I supposed to do with that?
There have been a lot of questions. There will continue to be questions. One day, the sun will expand and eventually engulf our planet... and there will still be questions about 2e education (NASA, for reference). But these questions are so important and we have been a 2e school for seven years now. We’ve got to start at some point. So here’s our blog.
We need to pick an audience/theme/purpose for our blog if it’s going to mean anything to anyone. Basically, we need to choose our lane and stay in it, because it’s easy to overextend yourself in 2e-land. In the interest of staying grounded, we’re going to start with a theme that feels prescient this summer:
How are you getting ready for the 2021-2022 school year?
(LOOK OUT! A CAN OF WORMS!!)
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing a series of blog posts about how our school is getting ready for the third consecutive “school year like no other” in a row.
We don’t have a dedicated posting schedule yet, but we will make sure to publish updated posts on our Facebook page. We’ll also be looking into subscription and/or notification systems to make it easier to find our work.
Thanks for reading our first blog post!