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
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Just Teach Stop chasing the test, Just teach. Just ask for your inner wisdom For the lesson hanging like ripened fruit and Ready to drop. Just know when Your students are ready to harvest their own imagination, To make castles … 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
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
It’s August: time for crickets, goldenrod, and golden school buses. Schools are starting all over the country: last week, next week, two weeks from now. As I prepare for my new year, I have some old questions. I wonder: How … Continue reading
Tomorrow, I’ll be heading back to work to get ready for the upcoming school year. Every year brings a new set of challenges, which makes it even more important to keep a positive attitude and stay inspired. While paging through … Continue reading
“Creativity relies on the flow of ideas. This happens best in an atmosphere where risk is encouraged, playfulness with ideas is accepted and where failure is not punished but seen as part of the process of success.” – Ken Robinson, Out … Continue reading
One of my goals as a teacher is to help students discover their individual learning styles and talents. Over the years, I’ve found that music is a powerful tool in promoting individual learning and unlocking creative potential. As public school … Continue reading
How many of us bring our whole selves into our classrooms? Or rather, how much of ourselves do we park outside our classroom door? What parts of our lives are inappropriate to share with our students? Which parts, while personal, … Continue reading