Teaching Articles


If The Shoe Fits.

March 31st, 2014
The story I am about to tell you is all completely true, profound and stays with me to this day. A lesson I’m still learning, a lesson a child is still teaching. It is about a boy and a pair of old wooden clogs. Take a seat, put your feet up. He was 4. He […]
Teaching kids to learn is as unnecessary as teaching a bird to fly or a fish to swim. Kids have a natural and hands on curiosity to find out EVERYTHING they can about life. It’s not one part of their life. It’s ALL they do. A good teacher, parent or mentor, will motivate and create […]
A young girl finished her first week of school. Her parents asked her how she felt about it. She said,”It’s not going so well. I can’t read, I can’t write – and they won’t let me talk!” Most people would agree that the education system could be improved if not completely overhauled. In America, it […]
He always wanted to explain things. But no one cared. So he drew. He wanted to carve it in stone or write it in the sky. And it would BE the sky and things inside him that needed saying. It was a beautiful picture. He kept it under his pillow and would let no one […]
How do you find your boldest, most authentic voice when you are confronted with doubt, both from the inside and outside? The movie, The King’s Speech, tells the story of King George VI who was suddenly forced into the spotlight at a time when live radio was the new mode of communication. He had debilitating […]
Little mouth forming shapes, voice not yet daring to speak. Then courage tiptoes in, a whisper faintly heard…….. “pppp…..” nearly there I patiently hold my breath…..yes you can do it I will my 6y r old silently. “ppppp….” She tries again. “pickles?” she questions, little eyes willing me to affirm her best attempt. Oh I […]
I think it’s safe to say that I’m not a fan of the science project. Does this make me a bad mother? Perhaps, but so be it. It all starts out so innocently, with “Select a topic” but pretty much goes down hill from there. Oh yes, it all looks fun and games on paper, […]