Magdalena Dziubek

214 Flips | 18 Magazines | 4 Likes | 2 Following | 27 Followers | @Magdalena_D | Chicago Based Photographer. Graphic Designer. Minimalist.

Do You Capitalize Grade Levels?

This question comes up often. Should we say <i>grade 8</i> or <i>Grade 8</i>? And what about <i>eighth grade</i> or <i>8th grade</i>? Here is the skinny on capitalization and number …

Shifting Your Language in Difficult Moments

I don't know about your children, but my children aren't always the happiest, calmest, and perfect human beings. They are children - they explore, …

Tantrums and Meltdowns – My Secret For Staying Calm When My Kids Aren’t

I’ve hesitated to share this secret because I worry it seems silly. Then it occurred to me that if I’m really striving to provide a complete …

How to Maintain and Revive Cast Iron Pans - The Zero-Waste Chef

<i>If Cast Iron Protective Services was a thing, my two pans would have been taken away from me long ago. I never cooked in them. I stored them in the</i> …

How You Can Easily Get Every Nutrient When You’re Vegan

A Kid’s Guide to Vegan Nutrition<p>So you’re ready to make the compassionate choice to <b>go vegan</b> (woohoo!). But your parents are doing what parents do …


10 Signs You Have Candida Overgrowth & What To Do About It

You might be wondering: <i>What on earth is candida?</i><p>Candida is a fungus, which is a form of yeast, and a very small amount of it lives in your mouth and …

Kids’ Science: Tornado in a Jar

Playdough To Plato - Fun learning activities for kids! Reading, writing, math, science and more.Activity for ages 3 and up.When it comes to <b>kids’</b> …

One Pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

<i>My One Pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff is a healthy & hearty twist on a classic Stroganoff! This cozy and creamy noodle dish is sure to be a</i> …

A Montessori Library

<i>What to look for when choosing children’s books that are ‘Montessori-friendly’ so that you can get the most out of your public library.</i><p>The topic of …

Elder Holland Shares the Powerful Rebuke He Received While with His Dying Father on Christmas Morning

<i>The following is excerpted from</i> Shepherds, Why This Jubilee?<p>On the evening of December 23, 1976, my father underwent surgery to relieve the effect of …


10 Signs It’s Finally Time to Let Go of All the Unnecessary Stuff You Own

Thanks largely to <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> and Marie Kondo’s KonMari method, it seems like minimalism was everywhere we turned last year. Even Emily Gilmore got in on the trend in Netflix’s <i>Gilmore Girls</i> reboot. Watching the queen of Hartford herself ask, “Does this bring me joy?” of …


Why Kids Should Use Their Fingers in Math Class

Evidence from brain science suggests that far from being “babyish,” the technique is essential for mathematical achievement.<p>A few weeks ago I (Jo Boaler) was working in my Stanford office when the silence of the room was interrupted by a phone call. A mother called me to report that her 5-year-old …


Montessori Human Anatomy Activities (Free Printables)

For the past couple of weeks, we have been learning about our bodies. I wasn’t sure if I was going to dive right into this cool new unit this soon, …

Classical Education Homeschool Planning & Teaching Strategy

Minimalist Homeschool Pre-K + Kindergarten

Last week I did a post on our Minimalist Homeschooling Daily and Weekly Schedule to show how we get through all of our subjects weekly w...

Homeschool Q & A #1

Below are a few questions that people have asked in the last few weeks. I wanted to answer them here on the blog so others can use it as a …

Snowflake Crafts

Some of us can go outside right now and look at real, natural snowflakes. Others cannot. No matter where you live, you and your kids can have fun …

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

TED Talks

How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson


Speak like a leader | Simon Lancaster | TEDxVerona

The surprising secret to speaking with confidence | Caroline Goyder | TEDxBrixton

Public Speaking

7 Ways to Make a Conversation With Anyone | Malavika Varadan | TEDxBITSPilaniDubai

Radio Industry

The Surprising Truth About Learning in Schools | Will Richardson | TEDxWestVancouverED


Toxic culture of education: Joshua Katz at TEDxUniversityofAkron


How School Makes Kids Less Intelligent | Eddy Zhong | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet


How will I educate my children | Joshua Steimle | TEDxHongKongED


Why Timeouts Fail and What to do Instead

Timeout is a temporary, artificial, and inadequate solution to a real problem. Worse, it actually prevents us from <i>seeing</i> the real problem, because …

Zero Waste Wedding

Two days after Christmas Day 2015, the Builder asked me to marry him. And I said yes. Five months later we were married. This blog post covers how we …