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The Trecena of Batz: 13 Days of Creative Expression & Insight

The Mayan solar day 1 B’atz’ is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14. {For an explanation of how the Mayan calendar works, read the full post here.} From then until June 26, we are moving through the trecena ruled by B’atz’: the thread of life. Its animal totem is the monkey. These days are superb for expressing our creativity with lighthearted… Continue reading The Trecena of Batz: 13 Days of Creative Expression & Insight

Writings

How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children

Writing poetry with children is delightful for all involved in the process. Step one: read poetry to children. Lots. Step two: give them the guidelines. Poetry does not have to rhyme. Poetry may rhyme. Sometimes. A few of my favorite types of poems to teach to children and teens include: haiku, limrick, cinquain, color poems,… Continue reading How to Practice Poetry Writing with Children

The New Story

From Objects to Subjects

What if students were the subjects and subjects were merely the objects? What if Art and Music were core classes instead of electives? What is Sex Ed. included discussions about intimacy and emotionally safe sex? What if P.E. was more than physical and taught mindbody awareness and cooperation over competition? What if Math equated to… Continue reading From Objects to Subjects

Education

28 Reminders to Inspire You Crazy Creative People.

{This was originally published on elephant journal.} Creativity is a practice. Craziness is a skill. Or, perhaps better stated: we are all crazy in our own ways and we are constantly absorbing and creating, whether we realize it or not. We are all creative. Art, in my opinion, is a matter of mindfully intending what… Continue reading 28 Reminders to Inspire You Crazy Creative People.