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.
Tapping the Well Within
Tag Archives: challenging children
Let me introduce you to Pat Cegan, another conscious teacher. Follow the link back to her blog to read one of her stories about serving very special children. http://patcegan.wordpress.com/in-my-lifetime-8/
Children are changing. Ask any group of teachers, and you will likely find at least some who will tell you that kids are becoming harder to teach. You may hear comments like, “Their attention spans are shorter,” or “They expect … Continue reading
I met with a young bully yesterday, a child too young to know such anger or to carry such pain–except that she wasn’t. This young girl showed me her heart, and it was cracked in two. One side held all … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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