What is a conscious classroom?
Conscious classrooms are full of joy, and laughter, and unbridled imagination.
Conscious teachers honor themselves, and respect their students.
Teaching and learning are effortless.
Monthly Archives: August 2011
How to teach without stress Is teaching a hard job? Does it require effort, long hours, struggles to balance the needs of the classroom with those of personal life? It has been so, but the planet is shifting, and … Continue reading
Coping With the Weight of Our Stuff I recently changed teaching jobs and moved to a new work location. The suite of rooms I inherited along with the new job description was jam-packed with stuff. Books lined carts and shelves, … Continue reading
Reading is not Curriculum, nor Tests, nor yet Some educrats idea of Building future success. Reading is not A diorama, or Book report, or even Group discussions. If it were, How many … Continue reading
There is a huge piece missing From the lesson plan: The child itself. Dreams, Passions, Play Curiosity like the first snake. What would happen if Our classrooms were truly Child-centered?
This is what I was born to do To teach small hands And huge minds To do my own homework first To clean my own house To live in the fullness of my own spirit And share it.
Those dusty binders on my classroom shelf: my curriculum guides. To guide: defined as indications of the way to go. In other words, street signs and traffic lights, docents, the voice of your gps. Think: walking tours of the old … Continue reading
Schools teach not soul Nor love Nor the true power of self That shines without compunction. Schools teach not us Our history From the dawn of our own time Through the transmigration of roses Lifetime after lifetime of growth … Continue reading
Schools are transitioning. Like fossil fuels, the old ways no longer fit. Teachers across the world stand in the four walls of their classroom and know the power they hold. Old ways feel cramped. The winds of change blow all … Continue reading
From a Reading Specialist to Her Teachers Pledge for A New School Year I pledge: To serve you, But not enable you. To talk to you, But not about you. To teach you, And to be open to … Continue reading
Way back with Socrates We worked inside our own bodies Had faith Stood in a web of laced love Connected to the lives of our tribe– And our minds woke up.