We memorize the good, beautiful, and lovely to take it into our soul and be able to access it when needed.
For educators of any kind, I hope that you continue to follow your gut feeling that relationship is the key to education.
Here's the latest poem we are working to memorize in our Circle / Morning time. the-new-year-a-poem I was really drawn to this poem because it's so short. After the holidays, we are burning the clutch (that's a bad manual transmission joke) getting started back into school habits. On the one hand, we acquired a new … Continue reading “The New Year” Poem
You can’t teach someone without first establishing a relationship with them, and once that is achieved (and maintained), the teacher simply shows her students the way, the path, the curriculum.
As Advent comes to a close and we begin the Christmas celebration, I pray that you enjoy time with your family and friends as well as some time in reflection of Christ's birth.
Christmas is a holiday that most people look forward to all year. As I typed that I was temped to say "most Christians" since at it's core it's a Christian holy day, but the joy of Christmas tends to spread beyond religious and cultural boundaries. Non-Christians in the western world still enjoy family time and … Continue reading Christmas and Advent Resources: How to Celebrate Christmas Without Losing Your Mind
I’ve been reading G.K. Chesterton’s book Saint Frances of Assisi, and, wow, it is an amazing book. Chesterton really crafted every sentence well, and I’m fairly convinced I will read everything he’s written – it’s all on my Goodreads “to read” bookshelf. I recently told a friend that really great books always begin with a … Continue reading Setting the Stage for History
Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandfather's house we go.
Children are not born either good or bad, but with possibilities for good and for evil.
Thank you, Adam, for taking the time for this interview. For readers who don't know, Adam is my husband (known on this blog as "dear husband" or "DH"), and I'm excited to be the first person (of many, presumably) to interview him after his new book Daddy's Day In was published this week. Daddy's Day … Continue reading Q & A with Author Adam K. Nelson