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Each Child is God

Each child is god Come down to walk among us, Embodiment of Eternity and love. Each child is god Each holds The wisdom necessary To shift the earth. Each carries light— Her own light And the light of all. All … Continue reading

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I See You, Teach

I trust you. You will do what’s right For the highest good Of all concerned.   I believe in you. You will sort it through Until your own wisdom Comes clear like water.   I know you. You are magnificent.

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Today’s Lesson

Today’s lesson could be compassion: That deep love that holds connection Without should, Playing cards with the homeless In random sheltering doorways.   Today’s lesson could be joy: Running before the fall wind, Eyes full of clear air, Spirits lifting … Continue reading

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Your Child is Not Broken

Your child is not broken, Rather s/he is on a journey beyond “fixed.” What s/he will learn has already been chosen, Your growth is open for negotiation. How will you be blessed? With acceptance, Compassion, Or the full knowledge of … 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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Child-Centered

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?

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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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Schools Teach Not Soul (2)

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

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A History of School

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.

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Schools Teach Not Soul (1)

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

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