Labor Day, 2019

My Labor Day celebration today will be to stay in my home all day.  No picnics, no plans, other than digging into the pile of books and magazines that have piled up next to my bed. I am retired, and yet I work.  I work for love.  I watch my grandkids, and find time for … More Labor Day, 2019

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.

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.”