Guns. And Kids.

When my kids were little, I taught preschool and kindergarten.  I saw many kids from different backgrounds in my work.  This was over 40 years ago. The discussion of gun play in early childhood persists, as evident by Facebook teacher sites, and the controversy I discovered as an educator and parent has not changed, even … More Guns. And Kids.

Read “The 1619 Project,” a history of enslaved people in the United States.

Zumbi dos Palmares fought for his people’s liberation from the Portuguese slave trade. I am a teacher.  I have worked as a preschool director, a principal, an assistant principal, a lower school principal, and a general studies principal, but first and foremost my career has called me to teach. One of the toughest things I … More Read “The 1619 Project,” a history of enslaved people in the United States.


“The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. “–  Kate Chopin I love the ocean.  The ocean pulls me in and pushes me up–and down.  It resists as I move through on my own power, both challenging us and emboldening me to stay.  I move, strengthening my muscles and stroke, slicing through the medium … More Jump!

Perspective: Classrooms as enviroment…

I have spent over 40 years thinking about perspectives.  As an educator, it has been my responsibility to create environments for learning.  It’s not as easy as one might think.  A classroom must serve three, and often four constituencies:  children, teachers, and parents, and, sometimes, administrators. One year I was a guest music/movement teacher in … More Perspective: Classrooms as enviroment…