I can't imagine a classroom where flux and flow are just what they are...testing culture is alive and well in school. It is difficult to let it go and just teach. It is challenging not to be annoyed by classroom disturbances; at times, these feel like someone or something is pinging away from our … Continue reading Irresistible Notions.
My goal this year in the classroom is to be present for my students, which means I strive for presence in all aspects of my life. Wherever I am, I will give my attention. It is no easy task, but nonetheless, I practice. Space365 - Day 272 is an organic expression of my attempts to … Continue reading Irresistible Place
We have created circles around chasing gratification. When we begin to leave the chase we have to find new circles. These circles support us as we examine the suffering the chase causes. These circles support us as we discover a new purpose. The Buddhists describe this as finding refuge. We find refuge from our old … Continue reading Refuge
It's 7:34 a.m., and my day begins innocuously. I wake to see my husband preparing for work (he's up later than usual, too). With no intention to rise early on my first day off of summer, I stretch and check Facebook on my cellphone plugged in by my bed, knowing that there will be 15-30 … Continue reading Skills and epiphanies