Author: Robin Berlinsky

Focus on the 4Cs

I’m addicted to podcasts. They are my friend on long commutes and I’ve learned so much about so many random topics from Mars exploration to discoveries deep in the ocean. Every one of them leaves me curious and eager to learn more. One of my favorites is How I Built This, with Guy Raz. Because I’m an educator, I lose myself for miles listening to stories about the masterminds who had an idea they ...

Litmus Test Your Program’s Magic

The best organizations keep a constant eye on program improvement. Walt Disney once said, ”The real trouble with the world is that too many people grow up.” I believe that is also the trouble with a lot of well-intended organizations with incredible mission statements and passionate staff who work with children on a day-to-day basis, but get caught up in that controversial catch-phrase commonly kn...

The Exploration Of Kids’ Spaces

Teachers are experts in creating challenging, engaging, and exciting spaces for kids.  Classrooms all over the world are adopting “real world” school cultures that stimulate curiosity, collaboration, and problem-solving just like top performing companies Google or Salesforce. During my six years teaching 1st grade and 10 years as Director of Education at the children’s museum in Charleston, South ...