Monthly Archives: September 2017


Can You Teach Your Kids To Be Gritty?

By | 2017-10-09T17:39:41+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Getting Gritty|

Once, on my birthday, a friend gave me a pot full of dirt and spiky green blobs. "It's a cactus," she said, when I asked about light exposure, fertilizing schedules, soil mixes. "Water it sometimes." I did water it sometimes, and it grew. As I write this, its spindly arms wave over my bookcase like an underfed orchestra conductor. My [...]

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Welcome to Yellow Parachute

By | 2017-10-12T02:24:50+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Evolution|

Dear Parents, Educators, and Yellow Parachute Families, As we ease into autumn and refresh our routines, I want to extend a warm welcome to the new school year, and a new stage in Yellow Parachute’s evolution. We’ve spent the last eighteen (Eighteen?!? Joyfully, yes!) years curating a team of extraordinary learning coaches—educators whose passion fuels [...]

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