Little Artists

ART. My heart is happy just thinking of loose objects & art supplies: rocks, gems, stones, paint, ribbon, yarn, crayons, chalk, markers, pencils, foil, paper, tissue paper. Chaos! Part of my transformative¬† journey in education is to vow to make art an integral part of every lesson…every part of learning. Through art, our students express…

The Languages of a Child

Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggia Emilia Approach, understood the languages of children. The languages of the human species.¬† I’m absolutely in love with this poem and it expresses that type of transformative teaching I believe will change the world… One Hundred Languages of Children The child is made of one hundred. The child has…

Finding Joy & Peace in Teaching

As a child, I can remember the time and effort my mom put towards her students. She was and is one of the most passionate and innovative special education teachers I know. She worked with moderately to severely cognitively impaired students and students with severe physical disabilities. Growing up and visiting her classrooms left an…