The Children and the Earth, Kindred Spirits, Communicate in Ways Unknown to Adults

The Children and the Earth, Kindred Spirits, Communicate in Ways Unknown to Adults

Scratching in the dirt, excavating, using crude tools crafted from natural items;  everyday occurrences on the Hill while the children are deep in play.  The children are transformed when they step out onto this slope, their beloved play space.  Bees, birds, squirrels, beetles, butterflies, bushes, fragrant herbs, trees, garden plants, acorns and fallen leaves of … Continue reading

Thinking about Thinking Seems Weird Because I “Just” Think.

Thinking about Thinking Seems Weird Because I “Just” Think.

I’ve been thinking about thinking.  I’ve joined a thinking group comprised of a diverse group of educators.  Our goal is to think about thinking.  How do we as professionals think, and how do we  utilize provocation to observe and think more about how our children think? Thinking about thinking seems weird because I just think; I don’t even … Continue reading

So What Happens When We Interrupt Your Lives with Professional Development Days?

So What Happens When We Interrupt Your Lives with Professional Development Days?

So what happens when we interrupt your lives with Professional Development days.  Those days when you’re scrambling to find child care and make provisions for getting to work on time.  I thought you might like to have a glimpse of the unique, amazing learning that we get to experience with like-minded peers. Sharing this work … Continue reading