Friday, October 31, 2014

A Beautiful Conversation with 12-Year Old Joshua

From StoryCorps . . .

“Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah. Joshua’s unique questions and Sarah’s loving, unguarded answers reveal a beautiful relationship that reminds us of the best—and the most challenging—parts of being a parent.”

Friday, October 24, 2014

Love You Forever

A classic read aloud children's book, Robert Munsch's Love You Forever appeared on my grand daughters' bookshelf one day. Having recognized it from many many previous reads, I could not resist one more read. I thought it might be a treat to share a reading of the book by the author. Enjoy.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Teachers Write

The easiest way to experience professional development for teachers is to write. That's right, write. And, you not only help yourself, but you help others AND your profession. Here is an article I wrote in Independent Teacher that is titled "Teachers Write." While the title can be read two different ways, the meaning is all the same, teachers should write; it is what distinguishes us among professions.

Read the article and see what you think. Comment if you agree . . . or disagree.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Time Lapse With a Beautiful Message

If you have 10 minutes and you want to view a stunning video with a message of nature, beauty and gratitude, watch the work of Louie Schwartzberg. The two narrators of his latest project are special in words and feeling. Watch this now. You will want to see it a second time with your students and children. Also, be sure to watch it full screen.

Friday, October 3, 2014

From a Different Perspective

Drop-off is a time of the school day I relished; standing at the front door of the school greeting children, parents, and faculty was pure joy. Now that I am a grandpa, I get to participate in drop-off from a different perspective; that is, dropping off my grand daughters. You might enjoy an article I wrote last fall describing the differences of receiving children at school and dropping off children at school. Here is a link to "From a Different Perspective," that was published in the quarterly paper Public School Montessorian.