Monday Funday

Today I am really excited about a few things.

First- I’m still beaming over the fact that I got to talk to Jerry Mintz on the phone!  I first discovered AERO and Jerry in 2003, but I didn’t think I could make it to his school starter course and I eventually let my membership to the organization go.  All that changed when I obtained ALC membership and with that the AERO membership.  Jerry emailed me directly and then told me he was going to call me.  I was soooooooooo excited.  Our talk was very informative and he gave me things to think about that.  I now have attending the Conference on my Hope-To-Do list.

Second- I decided to keep the name Chriman in the name of my center.  Jerry encouraged me to build the concept of the school the way I want it to be and find those who will support me.  My eldest son named our “school” Chriman and I’m going to stick with it.  I’m basically providing the same educational philosophy to others that I have used for my own children.  The center is an extension of that.

Third- Today I am introducing the Kanban to my children.  My girl is 12 (in 3 weeks) and my boy is 15.  I decided to begin with this tool because I believe it will be helpful in my own life and then I thought that it will help us as a family to know what we are working on and to find unknown shared desires. I went and bought poster boards and stickies last night.  There is still so much I need to do and it will be nice to have it in plain sight as a reminder.

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