Teaching and learning from preschoolers
Friday, July 23, 2021
Young Children Are People Who Still Know The Value Of Things
I must have been five or six when I decided I wanted a wristwatch. I was fascinated by my father's watch with its beauti...
Thursday, July 22, 2021
It's The Thinking That Matters
The kids had queued up to take turns on our impromptu "diving board ." As they waited, they talked. "I've...
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
"The More Something Is Shared, The Greater Its Value Becomes"
I picked up a small stone and performed some slight-of-hand for the children. I then handed the stone to a girl, saying, &qu...
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
The Most Necessary Person
I'm not the boss of these people I teach. I don't have the right, or even the ability, to tell them what to do. I a...
Monday, July 19, 2021
What It Means To Be A Gifted Teacher
I wish we could all tell the truth about teaching, that it's really the simplest, most natural thing in the world. I wis...
Friday, July 16, 2021
What Makes the Reward So Sweet
It was born as a whicker picnic basket complete with plates, cups and cutlery, but was converted a decade ago into the conta...
Thursday, July 15, 2021
"Do You Ever Talk to Your Dog?"
Stella in conversation with grass people The man in a Navajo print poncho asked me, "Do you ever talk to your dog?"...
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