Flying Teapots and the Wonder of Transformation

Flying Teapots and the Wonder of Transformation

In the Spring of 2012, when I realized that our school was really leaving our historical Peabody building for a barracks type  temporary building , I …

 

Happy eARTh day!

Happy eARTh day!

  (Yes, that’s my car.)  Happy eARTth day! Last month I had the pleasure of attending a workshop panel and presentations with an international group of researchers …

 

Wade in the water

Wade in the water

The Anacostia River, a Kindergarten Project. The idea hatched from  Kindergarten teacher Alysia Scofield’s relationship with it, crossing it daily, venturing near it, on it, learning …

 

“…they scatter memories behind them like breadcrumbs…”

“…they scatter memories behind them like breadcrumbs…”

Sometimes life can feel incredibly complex to break down into small digestable bits. Many rich projects have been occurring in the studio during this time of …

 

Some wisdom for 2012

Some wisdom for 2012

Birthdays, solstice, anniversaries and New Years are such wonderful triggers for reflection, memories and storytelling. While many make resolutions, I tend to think about experiences …

 

Not afraid of the dark

Not afraid of the dark

The darkness of this time of year, is actually our guide. How do I greet and introduce this shift of our natural world with my young …

 

“Light is more than watts and foot candles”

“Light is more than watts and foot candles”

Just a few weeks to winter break, and more than anything it is the change in light that seems so important. Light and dark literally …

 

“This”

“This”

I believe that theory and practice are indeed the pedals on the bicycle and you need both to move forward. (Loris Malaguzzi coined this phrase)   It …

 

Marking time in the territory they are in

Marking time in the territory they are in

“I have found that my (art) work tells me what I’m interested in. It tells me what I’m doing in the territory I’ve landed in.” –Carrie …

 

The Honor to Witness

The Honor to Witness

This blog post is a collaboration between myself and Kindergaten Teacher Jere Lorenzen-Strait. In a whirlwind of adrenalin fueled by immediate happenings, we furiously and …