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Thoughts on Attention

Pause beside a busy playground on a sunny afternoon and listen.   “Look at me!” children shout as they run and swing, climb, slide, and hang from monkey bars.  For kids, knowing someone is watching is affirming, motivating, and restorative.  Observation is the foundation of Maria Montessori’s educational method, an essential habit of good teachers and parents. Continue reading “Thoughts on Attention”

We Shall Overcome

The first years of my teaching career passed quickly in a Montessori classroom just outside Atlanta, Georgia.  The school was near of Emory University, the King Center for Social Justice, Georgia State University, The Centers for Disease Control, Eggleston Children’s Hospital, and Agnes Scott College.  Culturally and economically, it was an extraordinarily diverse population.  SomeContinue reading “We Shall Overcome”

A Healthy Appetite

Hana’s chubby cheeks were pink and dimpled, her freckled face framed in soft strawberry blond curls.  There were times when she sat on the floor of our classroom with her three-year-old friends, giggling until she fell over backwards. Before her mom arrived to pick her up every day, Hana would turn toward the door, justContinue reading “A Healthy Appetite”

Nature photography by Garrett Craig

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