On learning

My young son learns by watching, by listening, by mimicking, by testing. He learns how to eat by watching me eat and then eating. He learns how to speak by hearing me speak and then speaking. He learns how to stand by standing. And I’m sure it’s because he sees us moving around that he… Continue reading On learning

On honey versus vinegar: A lesson from Jack to take to the classroom

A lesson from my student teaching days whispered to me through the wind and the rain this morning. Sheila, my supervising teacher, taught me to attract bees with honey, not vinegar. Jack taught it to me again a few hours ago. I am in a bad way this morning. My neck went out Saturday night… Continue reading On honey versus vinegar: A lesson from Jack to take to the classroom