Nurturing the Heart of a Child.
Archive: 2016

One of the things I have always loved about being a teacher is that each year there is a new beginning.  We may teach year round but typically once a year there is at least a slightly different mix of children and a feeling of a new start. As we begin again this fall, one […]

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Over the past several months the images on TV and the headlines of the newspaper seem like a “deja vous” moment and a flashback to the 60’s.  Images of violent protests in the streets flash across the screen.  Newspaper headlines blast accusations of racial prejudice, profiling and injustice.   As a teenager growing […]

As school is entering the final week in the surrounding districts of my town, I can’t help but think about the long list of children who will end their year crestfallen and disappointed as they walk out of the inevitable awards assemblies.  As a parent and a teacher there was nothing so conflicting to me […]