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Teaching Kids To Get Up Off The Mat

A friend and I were talking about schools and education the other day — private versus public schools, the variety of philosophies of learning, etc. He reminisced on his “tough love” education and mused about today’s soft approach with kids, … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Say Goodbye!

As our final week of school winds down, the classroom feels very charged.  We’ve been using our visual calendar to count down the days, replacing the days we’ve been in school with hearts.  The wall is now full of hearts … Continue reading

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The Authentic Child

It is such a privilege to meet these children right where they are in their lives; so untouched by all the baggage that detracts from who we really are as we get older.  We get to meet them and experience … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Support

“I’m not a very good drawer,” I always tell my class before I begin to draw something for them.  “But I’m going to do my best and I think you’ll be able to tell what it is.”  (I use drawing … Continue reading

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Teaching with Intimacy

Thinking about relationships and trust today. How truly important it is to develop this with each child – each child, even the ones that are difficult to connect with – before you can build community in a classroom. I had dinner … Continue reading

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Loss

I am thinking about loss tonight – something I’ve had my fair share of experience with– and the many ways loss occurs in the life of a 4 year old. What presents as loss, how it manifests itself, the implications. I‘m … Continue reading

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It’s Mine!

The playground today was beautiful! Sunny and mild, color everywhere. Blue sky, rainbow leaves, bright sun. And my class was getting along fabulously – happy buzz was all about. I take pride in that! I actually had time to sit for a … Continue reading

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