Mindful Tech Use: Balancing Screen Time with Well-Being

Mindful Tech Use: Balancing Screen Time with Well-Being In today’s fast-paced world, technology is an integral part of our lives, and its influence on young minds cannot be overlooked. At Awakening Spirit Homeschool Collaborative (AWS), we believe in harnessing technology mindfully, finding a harmonious balance between digital engagement and the serenity of the natural world. When my daughter was in […]

Oct 2020 at AWS

Oct 2020 Parent Newsletter:  It’s almost the end of October, and it almost seems surreal that we’ve been in session for almost two months now.  In forest school with Mr. Thor, we practiced our orienteering (which we tested at Lake Elmo Reserve), built rain and snow-proof shelters, identified berries on the property (most toxic to humans), and foraged for plantain, […]

Sept 2020 at AWS

Sept 2020 Parent Newsletter:  We have had such an amazing start to our school year.  Already (at the time I write this, we’ve only been in session for a week and a half), we are starting to settle into our rhythm.  We have had our struggles (with technology and a slow internet connection, for one) and our accomplishments (making homemade […]