Our Dragonflies

One of the things I try to do is create an environment where students can feel comfortable sharing their ideas and particularly their artwork. Recently, I found to do this by having everyone draw the same thing in a step-by-step process. A student said that the most challenging thing they …

Dreams and Goals

In many of my lessons, I focus on encouraging the students to make connections, particularly with other people and cultures. I present a concept that seems abstract or surprising and challenge them to connect to it. For example, I taught a lesson about dreams and encouraged them to share their own …

Reading Out Loud

During our Friday lesson this week a wonderful thing occurred. It displayed trust and an openness to express and be vulnerable. The greatest part of it was that it came from a number of different students and it came of their own volition. At Sarah Gregory’s suggestion I decided  to begin the …