Not Just Another Text Book…

I’ve got a fantastic book for you today!  This week’s gem is Teaching How to Learn in a What-to-Learn Culture by Kathleen R. Hopkins.  This book is unique in that it was written by one of NILD’s very own.  Dr. Hopkins was instrumental in establishing NILD community-based centers and was the executive director of the […]

Here I Go!

What a whirlwind this week has been!  Last Monday, while I was visiting the Virginia Living Museum with my family, I received a most unexpected call.  I turned to my husband and said, “I think I need to take this.”  I stepped a few feet away and answered, “Hello?”  I knew it was important, because […]

A #2 Pencil and a Dream

Joyce Meyer was quoted as saying, “A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” Growing up, I swore I would never become a school teacher.  Not me.  Ever.  I went to college like all of my friends because that’s what I was supposed to do.  I didn’t have any real direction or dream […]