Education

Little Artists

ART. My heart is happy just thinking of loose objects & art supplies: rocks, gems, stones, paint, ribbon, yarn, crayons, chalk, markers, pencils, foil, paper, tissue paper. Chaos! Part of my transformative  journey in education is to vow to make art an integral part of every lesson...every part of learning. Through art, our students express… Continue reading Little Artists

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The Languages of a Child

Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggia Emilia Approach, understood the languages of children. The languages of the human species.  I'm absolutely in love with this poem and it expresses that type of transformative teaching I believe will change the world... One Hundred Languages of Children The child is made of one hundred. The child has… Continue reading The Languages of a Child

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Finding Joy & Peace in Teaching

As a child, I can remember the time and effort my mom put towards her students. She was and is one of the most passionate and innovative special education teachers I know. She worked with moderately to severely cognitively impaired students and students with severe physical disabilities. Growing up and visiting her classrooms left an… Continue reading Finding Joy & Peace in Teaching