Monthly Archives: January 2011

Meditation: Your Perfect Child

The following meditation is written for any parent or teacher of a supposedly problematic child. Feel the certainty of this meditation every day that you live or work with your special child, and see how it shifts your experiences as … Continue reading

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Like A River Through Me

Like a River through Me Certainty runs like a river through me, I know my students can learn. They are hungry trout rising in ready waters They are feeding on my belief in them.   I work with the left-behinds. … Continue reading

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I Shame, You Shame, We All Play the Shame Game

Why is it that we are all fluent in the language of shame? More fluent, sometimes, than we are in the language of love. But love is our birthright and shame is not. I often hear my students being slammed … Continue reading

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Download the First Chapter of The Gift

Please click the link below to download your free copy of the first chapter of The Gift: How My Horse Taught Me to Teach the Toughest Children. After you read it, consider coming back to leave a comment. I look forward … Continue reading

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What’s Broken and Needs to Be Fixed?

Come with me, if you choose, into two classroom spaces. Classroom No. 1 I walked through the door of the classroom to collect my group of reading students. The six nine-year-olds were scattered around the room, busily working in pairs and groups and … Continue reading

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The Classroom of Your Dreams

It’s New Year’s Day, 2011. Happy New Year, everyone! As I sit here meditating, I am setting forth intentions for the year ahead. Among your New Year’s Resolutions, is there one that says, “My classroom will be a place where … Continue reading

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