I've posted something here almost every day since the beginning of June. Sitting down and writing for an hour each morning has become such a part of my daily routine that I don't know if I'll be able to avoid posting at least a little something on Christmas morning.
That said, a number of folks with whom I have real world, face-to-face contact have been apologizing for not being able to keep up. I can't blame them. I know I wouldn't be able to keep up with all the words I've published here either.
So the only thing new today is the video and invitation at the end.
Why We Wrestle
There are several of our 3-year-old boys who have started spontaneously wrestling this past month or so. January will be our time for putting a socially acceptable sheen on this activity by breaking out the wrestling mats. Are we the world's only preschool that offers wrestling as part of its curriculum?
Thinking Inside The Box
This is a story about my friend Page and how he demonstrated that real genius comes from "thinking inside the box."
One Thing At A Time
Today, as an almost 5-year-old, Josephine is one of our classroom leaders, but this hasn't always been true. This is the story of how she has taken things at her own pace, using many baby steps instead of the proverbial huge leaps.
A Muddy Puddle Of Morality
This is the story of how my friend Alex spent a year using storytelling as a way to understand complicated moral issues.
Being A Man
People often ask me about being a man working in a predominately female profession. I have no real organized thoughts on the topic, but this is my attempt to put some of those thoughts into words and video.
No Pants Subway Ride
I'm planning to take part in this piece of performance art on January 10. There are already 123 people signed up on the Seattle Facebook event page. If you live in Seattle I'd love to see you on the train without pants! There are events taking place on the same day in dozens of other cities as well.
Some Huge Flaws in Common Core Testing
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