I tend toward the YIN, meaning feminine, meaning soft and earthy. Recently, I had the opportunity to express my YANG, meaning masculine, meaning strong and fiery. And it was hard and it gave me a splitting headache and vertigo and insomnia, but in the end it was GOOD. It feels so good to say know… Continue reading The Big No: The Value of Boundaries.
The individual is of first importance, not the system. ~J. Krishnamurti My experiences in my first six years as a school teacher showed me unequivocally that the system is of first importance in a traditional school setting—not the individual. Testing took precedence over learning. Administrators admonished teachers with frequent reminders of the rules and references… Continue reading Bowing Out of the Learning Circle.
How can we ensure children stay safe while giving them sufficient space to grow? As educators and parents, it is our responsibility to try to keep children out of harm’s way. Incessantly constructing boundaries by telling them what to do, what not to do, when and how to do it and even providing them with… Continue reading R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Find Out What it Means to You