A poem by mary oliver Last night, an owl in the blue dark tossed an indeterminate number of carefully shaped sounds into the world, in which, a quarter of a mile away, I happened to be standing. I couldn’t tell which one it was – the barred or the great-horned ship of the air – it was that distant. But, anyway, aren’t there moments that are better than knowing something, and sweeter? Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its
What makes education fun, exciting, and worthwhile? Many times it stems from the intangibles - a sense of wonder, awe, and discovery. Learning something new, observing something you've never noticed before, seeing from a new perspective, using a new tool, learning and applying a new skill, engaging with people and what you are learning about in a new way. It's all about that feeling of firsts, never been done or experienced before and for me, education has a lot to do with sh
Here is a poem written and shared by Petra and Matthew from Fruition Seeds in Naples, NY. It brought some light to my life and so I share it with you. As we snuggle with dogs now sleeping after a long, quiet walk in the forest, here are a few more things we’re imagining:
A world where there is more singing.
A world where everyone laughs more.
A world where every child is read to.
A world that celebrates with service as well as champagne.
A world where we all make ti
One major goal of this newsletter is to inspire our educational community to Get Outside And Learn, so I think it is time to change the name of this enewsletter to remind us of this GOAL each month. You will still receive the same great content. And as an added bonus this year, I will be including 2 new sections, Funding Opportunities and Professional Development. When I hear about opportunities, I will share them with you! As always, I am happy to include writing, photos, an