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
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We are finishing up a unit on Ancient India in my world history class, comparing and contrasting Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. I just keep thining, "Wow! Wow! Wow!" in my head. I love history, even though I know my students don't dig it. I could do this forever. via Mirror
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
Wouldn't it be glorious if teachers had the time and space and community within their schools to reflect and cultivate great teaching habits? Practice and reflection are essential and further our students! This doesn't happen in our PLCs. via Our place within our place
“Our practice is a shelter we build for our spiritual selves. It is the work that we do to safeguard and support the possibility of spiritual growth. The winds of life constantly wear away at this shelter, but if we stick to our tools, the shelter will hold.” -Rolf Gates, Meditations from the Mat: Daily … Continue reading Post Spring Break (from 365)
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