Category Archives: childhood

the teacher is the learner.

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what an honor and a pleasure

it was

to have spent two days 

with intelligent caring educators from many places 

coming together 

to

share, discuss, question, wonder, listen,

learn from each other

about leading

 respectful, compassionate, joyful, creative, curious, playful, democratic classrooms

for young children

where they begin

to discover and grow a love of learning

about the world near and far

every experience

preparing them for what is beyond

this comforting place

they call school.

 

“the limit of your present understanding

is not the limit of your possibilities.”

-guy finley

ups and downs.

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you know that feeling

when you fall down

on the trampoline

and keep trying to get up

but everyone keeps jumping

and you keep bouncing

and then all of you

start belly-laughing

and keep belly-laughing

and cannot stop?

 

“life has its ups and downs, but you can only look forward.”

-frank lowy

late night snacks.

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hung out with four of the six-pack tonight

after

pool time

trampoline jumping

walking

scooter-ing

fast food-ing

bike riding

creating with clay

home spa nail painting

singing

hide and seek

a TV movie

rounding up the cats

baths/showers

pajamas

stories

building a giant sleep nest

no one is at all tired yet

the perfect time to bake brownies

and eat them as a late night snack

with some ice cream on top

their parents will never know.

“if we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?”

-author unknown (pinterest)