The Three Beliefs Before we can do anything to someone else we must first believe something about ourselves and about our behavior. We all have these beliefs and they...
In the real world, we all have a voice and can exercise our voice to bring about changes that align with our values. One way students can amplify their voice is by...
One of the most powerful policies I’ve ever put in place was to see students as whole people at any age. For some, children are incomplete beings, not capable of...
Our children and students are not products that are just being acted upon; they are people who are participating in the services we provide. Our attempts to clothe...
The Three Beliefs The cornerstone of creating a need-satisfying learning environment is addressing assumptions and beliefs about the nature of behavior and of compulsion...
I caught a few moments of my conversation with our 5-year-old about Santa Claus. I really like the way we talked because I showed him that I was interested in his perspective and not threatened by it.
Reading Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and this quote stuck out:
“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for a worthwhile goal, a freely chosen task.”
I’ve certainly found that to be true.
It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what creates this sort of happiness but I think I can narrow it down a little to routine and trust.
A routine that we go through when we recognize she’s ready for bed.
Trusting that she wants rest and is capable of getting it. #journey
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“...I remained silent, leaving them with their mystery.”
@TheTeacherTom's voice in education has been incredibly helpful in my journey.
There are so many things we learn about ourselves when we begin to understand children. #education