Category Archive: Joy

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

I was thinking about the complexities of “labor” today, on this Labor Day eve. I was thinking about the labor or role of the teacher. …

 

Making ripples and Butterfly Flights

Making ripples and Butterfly Flights

It’s a new school year. Filled with possibility, new relationships, and sweet growth for both the children and all the connected adults in their lives. …

 

Bigger and Better than Ourselves: Humility

Bigger and Better than Ourselves: Humility

I thought I was going to write about Wonder, but instead I’ve changed my mind.I have been thinking about and researching the importance of Wonder …

 

Because you need to. Because you want to.

Because you need to. Because you want to.

 

Focusing on love.

Focusing on love.

In August, most of our school met for a retreat. At one point, we were asked to go around the table and share our intention …

 

The Children Got the Closest.

The Children Got the Closest.

There is a symbiotic relationship I have with my profession/s. Artist and Atelierista.When I am both teaching and creating art I am immersed in and …

 

From seeds

From seeds

“From seeds” comes from a conversation that came about today when I was in the SWS garden harvesting vegetables and flowers to paint with Caleb, …

 

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize” -Thich Nhat Hanh

“Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize” -Thich Nhat Hanh

 

The Uncommon

The Uncommon

“We react to weather in relative rather than absolute fashion,” said Laurence S. Kalkstein, a professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the …

 

One heart at a time

One heart at a time

This year at SWS, I have three new classrooms of children to interact with. For the first time we have two 3 year old preschool …