Tag Archives: K through 12

Faith in Schools

I’d like to talk today about faith, and the role it plays in schools, learning, and the all-important test scores by which schools and teachers are measured. This is actually not a religious conversation, as I believe that religious practices … Continue reading

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Teacher, Honor Thyself

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

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Reading is Not

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

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Born to Teach

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.

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Old Schools, New Earth

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

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Teacher of Teachers: I Pledge

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

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The Unteacher: Exploring a New Calling for Teachers

I teach. That is the work that I do, just enough days a week to pay the bills and to free me for what I truly love to do, which is to write. I used to love teaching. Honestly, I … Continue reading

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What If The Child Gets To Choose?

“Hi. My name is Alix. I work to children.” That sounds odd, doesn’t it?  We wouldn’t say it that way. Instead, we might say, “I work with children.” But do I, really, work with them?

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The Conscious Classroom is Moving

It has become clear to me that The Conscious Classroom needs to shift. For now, what is right is to integrate it into Tapping The Well Within at http://www.tappingthewellwithin.com After all, true creativity comes from the well of our divinity, whether … Continue reading

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