Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

The Instagram feed for Southwest Sequel #SWS18 is a story of courage, resilience, and growth. @tlsvoyages Southwest Sequel in full swing. #SWS18. Between the hashtags and comments from those impressed are 7 days of non-stop, action-packed, thrill seeking in a world that seems to exist on its own. Last summer, TLS Voyages traveled to Costa […]

Southwest Trip 2018 Daily Blog

Southwest Trip 2018 Daily Blog

Day Eight: Action Packed and Packed to Go It was GRAY/Green Day when we first woke and saw the sky. GRAY. Thick, dense clouds slowly rolled our direction and then rain, sometimes heavy, drenched our tents and us. The kids had question marks written all over their faces. Do we stay or go? Can we […]

Everyday Can Be Earth Day

Everyday Can Be Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, The Lexington School’s fourth grade took a field trip where they experienced what Earth Day feels like. It feels local, interconnected, helpful, and sustainable. They didn’t have to travel far to find all of those adjectives at the ready. They carpooled to downtown Lexington where within a city block they […]

It’s the Element of Surprise: Outdoor Adventure Club [VIDEO]

It’s the Element of Surprise: Outdoor Adventure Club [VIDEO]

What is an outdoor adventure to you? It could be running out of gas and walking a mile to the nearest station or digging a hole for a fence post and hitting a pipe that shouldn’t be hit. It might mean lying on wet grass in the backyard on a warm summer night looking up […]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Twenty Extra Minutes Makes Magic [VIDEO]

Here’s a study: add twenty minutes to your day and take notes on what more you accomplish. What’s your hypothesis? Will you add value to your life in that twenty minutes, or will you take it for granted, not notice it, watch it tick away—poof! The answer is probably different for each person who reads […]

Dyslexia and Creativity–The Learning Center’s Talent Workshop

Dyslexia and Creativity–The Learning Center’s Talent Workshop

Type “Successful Dyslexics” into Google, and you’ll find a long list of celebrities, poets, painters, and entrepreneurs, people you’d never imagine one day struggled in school. But they did. Children and adults with language-based learning differences do not thrive in a traditional classroom where pen to paper, desks in rows, and timed tests are the rule. […]

“Outside Four Walls” Means Unlocking the Potential in Today’s Students

“Outside Four Walls” Means Unlocking the Potential in Today’s Students

It’s 5 AM right now, and I’m awake, reflecting on this trip and how amazing it has been. This group of kids has been really special.  They’ve managed some challenges with the weather and some stomach issues on top of working through the tough activities and physical challenges of this terrain. They have overcome it […]