The Power of Poetry: World Poetry Day
Adventure in Normal Life / Poetry

The Power of Poetry: World Poetry Day

Did you know today is World Poetry Day? As a poet, I wanted to share something about poetry today. ____ The top story on The Conversation today is about how teachers are using poetry more often, and a field of youth poetry is rising up – allowing kids to use an alchemy of language and form to … Continue reading

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Calming Jar 
Adventure in Normal Life / Artsy

Calming Jar 

Keep Calm – it’s the middle of the week and I’m here to help you achieve calm through some visual relaxation.    Scroll through for the videos at the end to see the Calming Jar in action, and when you want to make your own, come back up here and check out Directions and Materials … Continue reading

Seeing the whole person 
Reflections

Seeing the whole person 

I am a recent subscriber to The New Yorker magazine. My line of work calls for continual reading and digesting of scientific findings in journals of the broadly medical nature. As an unfortunate byproduct, reading for pleasure and to fulfill other education needs had taken to falling to second to (many) last priorities, and after … Continue reading

Aspirations
About Me / Professional / Reflections

Aspirations

On the way to work this morning, my mind returned back to a topic I occasionally visit and thoughtfully peruse. What do I want to do with my education? Back to Earth, daydreamer: No, I mean REALLY. What?   I’m closer to graduation now than I was before, yes, but I’m not quite to the … Continue reading

insights about MOTIVATION – sisu and pearls:: the smartest kids in the world:: Part 5
Adventure in Normal Life / book reviews / intellectual

insights about MOTIVATION – sisu and pearls:: the smartest kids in the world:: Part 5

Today is National Teacher Day, a part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share the FINAL post about education in this series! Thanks so much for reading along. —- Countries that are education superpowers have one thing in common: they believe in rigor. They agree on the purpose of … Continue reading