Science Education: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.”

“On ne voit bien qu’avec le coeur.”  –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry When one thinks of teaching science, one often becomes overwhelmed with the idea and responsibility of topics and the mass of information changing almost daily.  Many schools today hire special science specialists creating curriculum that adds to the daily lessons about reading, writing,  social studies, … More Science Education: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.”

Vivian Gussin Paley: Helping our world through listening to children.

No one has been a better steward of our world than Vivan Gussin Paley, who left us on July 26, 2019. As a very young teacher and mother, I discovered her work, beginning with Wally’s Stories.  Paley worked with young children, many of them challenged with emotional wounds from their home lives.  She spent her … More Vivian Gussin Paley: Helping our world through listening to children.

The Learning Dance: Re-framing Education for the 21st Century

“Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn’t music.”  William Stafford What do we envision as we begin our experience as teachers and school administrators? What is the framework, the picture of what we intend to create as we begin our school year in the fall? Educators and thought leaders, including Sir … More The Learning Dance: Re-framing Education for the 21st Century