A Bug On A Shoe

In education and parenting you often hear the phrase, “teachable moments.” Often, it’s in response to some sort of event or particular behavior, but sometimes, at least here, a teachable moment crops up when you have an unexpected visitor. Just yesterday I purchased two little sketchbooks for less than $2 a piece and told E. and…

School Skippers

Sometimes it’s one of those days. The kind of day where everyone, especially Mama, wakes up cranky. It was crummy, rainy morning, and as we dragged ourselves about to get ready for the day, it occurred to me that I just wasn’t going to send E. to school this morning. Work has pretty much ground…

What If We Could All Go to School Outside?

A little more background about me: I’m a teacher. Specifically, I teach adult education. I help folks who, generally, are trying to get a high school credential, either through taking classes and making up credits they missed in high school, or by helping them prepare for the HiSET (another version of the GED that the…

What’s More Important?

“What’s more important in preschool, learning your letters or learning to overcome your fear of tromping through that deep puddle? Or does learning to overcome your fear actually create a foundation for learning letters?” (Sobel, 2015, p. 41) I’m smack in the middle of Nature Preschools and Forest Kindergartens by David Sobel, and this question has…