28 episodes

9 to Thrive is about whole human at work: creating better, happier, healthier, more resilient lives and organizations. It’s a guide to leading a life that doesn’t suck, and a guide to leading organizations that don’t suck.

9 to Thrive Janet McKenna Lowry

    • Careers

9 to Thrive is about whole human at work: creating better, happier, healthier, more resilient lives and organizations. It’s a guide to leading a life that doesn’t suck, and a guide to leading organizations that don’t suck.

    028: The Learning Environment

    028: The Learning Environment

    More on averages; looking for primary sources; and raising kids who ask the right questions.
    Secular Eclectic Homeschoolers
    Zinn Project
    Kanopy Films—documentaries
    Howard Gardner

    • 58 min
    027: They Just Want Attention

    027: They Just Want Attention

    Attention and connection. Radically change how you perceive your kids, and how they see themselves. And I talk with Christine Hebert, entrepreneur and homeschooler, about kids being both in and out of school, and making time work for you.
    Family values—have you ever stopped to figure out your own?

    • 58 min
    026: The Social Model of Disability

    026: The Social Model of Disability

    If you change the context, can you remove the disability? How to integrate homeschooling into your week, how to do right by kids with challenges, and part 1 of my conversation with Christine Hebert, an entrepreneur who's homeschooled several of her seven kids.

    • 58 min
    025: Horse Math!

    025: Horse Math!

    Homeschooling is not remote schooling. Different approaches and resources. How a monkey can help us with procrastination, and how to get hold of our own minds.
    This week is the second half of my conversation with Dr. Joli Hamilton. How do we free ourselves and each other to learn?
    Procrastination: Wait But Why
    Finding Your Career: Wait But Why

    • 58 min
    024: There Is No Perfect Answer. And That's Fine.

    024: There Is No Perfect Answer. And That's Fine.

    Talking today about how to talk so people can listen; the mindset you need if you're going to survive mixing education with your family life.
    My guest is a mom of 7 who worked and got her degrees while homeschooling kids. If anyone can talk about the secrets of time management and family learning, Dr. Joli Hamilton is it. Part one of our conversation.

    • 58 min
    023: We're back! Fall Kickoff Episode

    023: We're back! Fall Kickoff Episode

    We're now broadcast on WMUA 91.1 Amherst Massachusetts Wednesdays at 4:30 Eastern time!
    This episode is an introduction to the kind of topics this show is interested in: work + community + creativity, and how to homeschool kids in this mix.

    • 58 min

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