My friends amaze me. One wonderful friend has taken up the mantle of writing a Facebook post every day for a year. Each post begins with a haiku she has written, and contains a carefully chosen photo, along with her insightful reflection for the day. It’s an inspiring personal project. I hope you will check … More Stories: Our Human Connection
We have seen nature’s destruction as we viewed the floods and fires in our neighboring communities. Nature does not leave us empowered. But we are wise to do what we can to protect ourselves from dangers we can reasonably predict. … More Southern California Gas: It’s Time to Go
Source: Really Seeing Children: Best new book!!
Deb Curtis does it again with an amazing extension of her large library of books for early childhood educators. But this book is for everyone who cares about kids and learning. That ethereal quality of a “good teacher,” the one who makes you stop to watch the relationship between her(him) and the children she(he) works … More Really Seeing Children: Best new book!!
Our national politics has muddled the waters about education. Betsy DeVos holds an important position as the country’s educational leader, and yet poses the greatest threat to our democracy and education that we have seen since separate but equal was the law of the land. Our President, who should be an advocate for support […] via … More Nick Melvoin for District 4 LAUSD School Board: The Only Choice for Trustworthiness
Willems has hit on something: kids thrive on reality. … More Mo Willems and Kids
In his book, Creative Schools, Sir Ken Robinson talks of “changing metaphors” with which we envision education. He describes the industrial model as a metaphor for schooling that “locks American schools in a conceptual vice.” I offer an alternative metaphor for education: the dance of childhood. Think of yourself as one who has a body, … More The Learning Dance: Re-framing Education for the 21st Century Part 2: Leading with our Brains!