As teachers, we have a hard time looking outside of our classrooms, schools, and culture. Be brave! Live paradoxically and #letgo. via Truth
More important than ever to be the enthusiastic amateur rather than the disgruntled, grumpy, overworked teacher. We can do this. Don't let your big district and boss lay the growth mindset trip on you; seize the day and each moment as #theonlymoment! Teachers have all they need to be #changeagents, but it first begins with … Continue reading Irresistible Amateur
Dare to be different via Balance
Teacher Appreciation Week via Impossibilities
I cannot help but wonder as I teach a biology unit in science at life's miraculous presence from the microscopic level to our vast universe. I think it is time to infuse Common Core (and its critics) with movement. Let us move from thinking to feeling. It starts with educators! Teach empathy and model kindness. … Continue reading Irresistible Feeling
Never more relevant for our students (and ourselves) via Ahisma
It's not impossible to be a great teacher these days, but it is a lot of self-reflection. How can one improve teaching without improving one's self? How does one rid themselves of the "nattering nabobs of negativism?" Is there a place for stillness and action in the classroom? Of course! via Moment within a Moment
Practice without renunciation is avoidance. Renunciation without practice is not long-lived. Together, practice and renunciation make all our dreams possible. Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga Day 6 - For years, I awoke and rose at 3:55 a.m., shuffled out to the porch with a half-cup of coffee … Continue reading Vast.