Practice: The Heart & Soul of Learning

Practice: The Heart & Soul of Learning

In yoga, there is a famous quote, “Practice and all is coming.” The heart and soul of yoga is the practice. It’s about showing up on the mat, day in and day out, knowing that on some days everything flows, other days not so much. The yoga teacher’s job is to...

Parent Connect: Quality Commenting

Karin Hallett and I run a parent/community education program at our school. We call it “Parent Connect” and it focuses on a variety of topics relate to the evolution of learning and literacy. Yesterday’s session topic was quality commenting. In...
edJEWcon Cleveland: After-Thoughts

edJEWcon Cleveland: After-Thoughts

Last Sunday, edJEWcon hit the road to “Learn, Reflect, Share” at the Gross Schechter Day School in snowy Cleveland. A lot of learning took place, as well as some mostly “local” sharing via Twitter (hashtag #edjewcon), Today’s...

The 1st Week: Building a Foundation

My simple reflection from the first week back in the classroom is this: Building a foundation for learning takes time. The pressure to “start _______ (fill in the blank yourself)” is great. And yet, in order for the learning community to function smoothly,...

How Summer Yoga Inspires My Teaching

This summer, my friend, Rina, and I decided to take weekly yoga “field trips.” I have been practicing yoga for….well, forever, and have practiced at the same studio for many years. As a result of taking a few classes this summer with new teachers in new...