Monday, November 24, 2014

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Day 2
The Rebel, The Mentor and Me
A Strange Ménage a trois
Part Two - The Voice

Adam and Eve had a suitor, THE SNAKE. Even though we don’t want to think about this grouping as a “strange” three-some, do the math. The connection to Adam and Eve was that I found myself in a beautiful garden, an arboretum to be exact. The Snake spoke volumes to the unsuspecting twosome causing a coalescence of biblical proportions. You may have read the story.  I, too, while in the garden, heard a voice and the ‘film’ that caused me to be blind were ripped away.

The Rebel was by my side. There were even times when The Rebel would brush my cheek. I, being inexperienced, didn’t know exactly how to handle these encounters. With The Rebel’s help, I began seeing things. Special things. Things a commoner would overlook. Even The Rebel saw what I saw. We were both so inexperienced.

The following is the first things that we saw.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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The Rebel, The Mentor and Me
A Strange Ménage a trois

From the beginning it felt and looked like a three-legged milk stool: functional, well balanced yet low to ground – organic if you will. Two of the three were blind. The entanglement - how does one explain all the twists?

The Rebel was the instigator. Once my hand touched it, all inhibitions melted away. Cold, hard and black it was – another strange ménage a trois! The Rebel was like nothing I had ever caressed before. Life as I had known it was like nothing I had ever experienced before. The Rebel’s irresistible invitation beckoned me, intoxicated with LOVE, I was.  Rebel owned the key and I was the rusted lock. With each encounter, the rust on the lock, created by all the troubles and woes of old, began to release. There was loveliness to this rust and without the coverings of this peculiar clothe of oxidation, I felt exposed. Seductive, strong and responsive to my gentle yet trembling touch, a love affair began.

Much like Adam and Eve....I knew was naked!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Science Lab - Students viewing the Radiometer


I believe that rigorous academics at the Early Childhood level sets the watermark for students, which prepares them for the rest of their lifelong learning voyage. Passion is contagious and once embedded, the thirst for learning then becomes unquenchable. Passion is a motivating force because it sets sail a craft, when creatively developed with each student’s individual needs in mind; it then enhances the greater classroom community.

But how is that achieved? One way is to greet your students at the door every morning.

On the second day of school, consider greeting your students at the door. Sitting down on his or her level is key to properly engage. on a personal basis, with each student. Make sure that the students wait their turn to shake your hand. Teach each one how you want them to shake your hand.  (Remember to tell them that eye contact is very important when shaking hands. This will start the lesson on how to use the Sense of Sight.) The shaking of hands begins the odyssey of basic courtesy and respect as well. When you do this every day, the child develops a special bond with you; it’s called trust. One small step to creating WONDERMENT.

It begins with you!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Understanding the Wonderment

Have you ever wished, as a teacher, that the new students entering your classroom for the first time, came already knowing how to look with an inquiring eye, and able to listen gleaning, bit by bit, complete understanding?
The truth of the matter is that they do not. Why should they? June, July and August allowed for just the opposite.

As astute educators we know that children must be taught to use these valuable senses, hearing and seeing, in a way that will benefit their learning. It is a process of teaching with the end in mind: students knowing what to look for complete with the ability to ask questions when they see something they don’t understand, plus, students realizing that, “If the ears don’t hear it, the brain will not know it.”

We must give the learner something worthy to listen to and powerful ‘eye candy’ to pique that understanding.

The IMAGE-ination Books Series using the vehicle of vivid photography will deliver the tools you need to start this process in a powerful way. Get yours today so that the first thing the child learns is….how to listen and see the importance of the rest of the year. OPEN THE BOX – Experience the Wonderment

Five Senses Hearing
Five Senses - Sight

Friday, August 8, 2014

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