“Until we are all free, we are none of us free. ” ― Emma Lazarus

Freedom is a funny thing.  It’s for us all…and it’s not free. Many of us work hard for our freedom in America.  Teachers do.  They step into classrooms every day and teach children to be civil to one another.  They help children be their best.  They encourage children to do the hard things, for they … More “Until we are all free, we are none of us free. ” ― Emma Lazarus

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…

Teaching from the Heart: Darla Conkey Myers and Reggio Emilia.

“Stand aside for a while and leave room for learning, observe carefully what children do, and then, if you have understood well, perhaps teaching will be different from before.” ― Loris Malaguzzi Darla Conkey Meyers is a humble genius, preferring to bring the totality of her own creativity and understanding  young children to cultivate the … More Teaching from the Heart: Darla Conkey Myers and Reggio Emilia.