Marin Lipowitz holds an MS in Waldorf Education, with years of classroom teaching experience. She is an advocate for age appropriate, arts based, Waldorf inspired learning for all children, and is dedicated to providing hands-on programs that meet these goals. Her gift lies in creating unique, effective, project-based solutions and applications to enliven basic, standards-aligned curriculum.

A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top! Day 7 For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.” And ambient…

A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top! Day 6 For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.” And…

A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top! Day 5 For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.” And ambient…

A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top! Day 4 For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.” And ambient…

A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top! Day 3 For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.” And ambient…

A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top! Day 2 For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.” And ambient…

A Year In the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top! Day 1 For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for teaching math. Each standard will be given an ambient translation, with suggestions for lessons…

Kites are fun, and so should math be. Step outside the math box of rote learning and worksheets, then make and fly a kite! Grocery bag kites are easy to create and fun to fly. Have your child(ren) decorate their kites with whatever wonderfully colorful math patterns they’re learning at the moment. The brown paper…

Creation stories are told in Grade 3, and many examples given of how we humans as a whole have “gotten on” in the world. As the gate to the garden of childhood begins to close, the joys of newfound independence and self-reliance mix with some sadness around an accompanying loss of innocence. Hearing stories of…

The Grade 2 “mood” is one of contrasts. There’s a settling in to the new world of challenges and learning begun in Grade 1, accompanied by a certain restlessness. As boundaries are tested, there’s a desire to take on more, which can be expressed as a somewhat overly confident rambunctiousness. This quality is reflected in…