At the end of the day the class came in from P.E.. More than half the class was voicing their frustration about the soccer game they had just played. Someone said that the teacher was not tuning in to what was happening on the field and did not give them enough choice in PE. Everyone … More Ask For What You Want
For me, asking Divine Mother, God, or Spirit, for inspiration is a bit like calling Her up on the phone. Sometimes She answers immediately, and sometimes you get Her voice mail. This particular month, I got Her voicemail and she answered me, little by little, throughout the month in very special ways. In my 2nd, … More Adventures in Education for Life: Gratitude
Calmly Active, Actively Calm: Creating a Calm, Centered Classroom.
Guiding children to a place of calm focus, we can dive deeply with them into joyful academic learning and experiences that develop maturity, build character, and prepare them for their own set of unique challenges which they will meet in the years to come. “Spiritual education is training people for life. By teaching children kindness, … More Calmly Active, Actively Calm: Creating a Calm, Centered Classroom
Originally posted on Inspiration and Resources for Education:
This year in my 2nd grade class came 3 new kids, that doubled the size of the class. Two of them came from two different international schools, one from Milan and another from Assisi. Both had many emotional troubles, partly in my opinion due to the intellectual…
Well… not quite a first week, but a first three days. I managed to snap a couple of shots. Some of our new classes this semester are: Peace for Warriors, taught by Gopal Sims. Gopal is an Ananda Yoga teacher and the founder of the “Peace for Warriors” program. He holds a seventh degree black belt in … More 1st Glimpse
Thank you, Brockschmidt Family! Big thank yous to Iswari and Satyaki Brockschmidt (Liam’s mom and dad) for all the help getting the classroom ready. It was a major overhaul! They spent hours painting, sewing, drilling, and cleaning to get our classroom bright and cheerful and ready for school. Having their energy in the classroom really … More A Brand New Classroom!
Recently, I was watching the movie “Single Moms’ Club.” At the beginning of the movie, it shows each of the moms being so busy holding life together, that the only communication they have with their children is to bark out orders at them, interspersed with lines such as, “My day was so crazy, or “I … More Happy Trails! A Kinder, Gentler Morning Routine
I just finished reading Mark Twain’s, Tom Sawyer to my daughters at bedtime tonight. It took us a few months to finish it, mainly because it was so good, we read it slowly. Tom, Huck, Aunt Polly, Becky, Injun Joe, and all the other colorful characters of St. Petersburg, Missouri have created the greatest celebration … More Listening to Tom Sawyer