education Archive

  • We listened to a sleep meditation recording as he fell asleep last night, hanging on to me like driftwood.  As the faintest snores began to come out of him, I […]

    Even kisses

    We listened to a sleep meditation recording as he fell asleep last night, hanging on to me like driftwood.  As the faintest snores began to come out of him, I […]

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  • Once, when he was two or three, he asked me in earnest, “can I drive?” Now he watches my right knee as we travel through town. “Why does it move […]

    He can do it himself

    Once, when he was two or three, he asked me in earnest, “can I drive?” Now he watches my right knee as we travel through town. “Why does it move […]

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  • On Children Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they […]

    Kindergarten

    On Children Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they […]

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  • We visited with some fine local women and children yesterday after recovering from the news that we didn’t hit the lottery for any of the urban magnet kindergartens that we […]

    Plant an alveolus for Earth Day

    We visited with some fine local women and children yesterday after recovering from the news that we didn’t hit the lottery for any of the urban magnet kindergartens that we […]

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  • We had an hour or two to visit an art museum in another city the other day. No sooner had we hung up our coats than one of the volunteers […]

    I hate art scavenger hunts

    We had an hour or two to visit an art museum in another city the other day. No sooner had we hung up our coats than one of the volunteers […]

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  • If you are looking for ideas about how to engage children with science, Mama Joules has got resources and fresh ideas about everything from physics to geology to gardening. I […]

    Interview at Mama Joules’ place

    If you are looking for ideas about how to engage children with science, Mama Joules has got resources and fresh ideas about everything from physics to geology to gardening. I […]

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  • I’ve been blogging less and working a lot more lately, which is turning into quite a juggling act. Happily, somebody noticed. A few weeks back, I found out that my […]

    Golden

    I’ve been blogging less and working a lot more lately, which is turning into quite a juggling act. Happily, somebody noticed. A few weeks back, I found out that my […]

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  • Back when Ohio’s system of funding education was ruled unconstitutional in the mid-1990s, I wrote about it for a local alternative weekly. There were astonishing stories about what poverty meant […]

    School Funding Awareness Week

    Back when Ohio’s system of funding education was ruled unconstitutional in the mid-1990s, I wrote about it for a local alternative weekly. There were astonishing stories about what poverty meant […]

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  • I spent a good part of yesterday as a judge for Power of the Pen, a scholastic writing competition for middle school kids, which was an honor and an absolute […]

    Pen power

    I spent a good part of yesterday as a judge for Power of the Pen, a scholastic writing competition for middle school kids, which was an honor and an absolute […]

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  • I’ve spent the last couple of days with my passionate and inspiring colleagues from the KnowledgeWorks storytelling project. At long last, our publications about early college and small school reform […]

    More on urban school reform

    I’ve spent the last couple of days with my passionate and inspiring colleagues from the KnowledgeWorks storytelling project. At long last, our publications about early college and small school reform […]

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