I love to watch children learn to do things that we think only adults can do.
Make a soufflé. Design a tile floor. Write a novel.
I believe that children can do anything with proper guidance, support, and skills.
I provide that support.
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I help children learn to pay attention to the aesthetic aspects of the work they do. It could be the presentation of a plate of food, of a sentence, or of a final report.
Beauty makes it important.
I am convinced that in order for children to learn and remember things, they must have all of their senses fully engaged.
It is not enough to tell a child about something.
They must taste it, touch it, feel its texture and its color, hear its melody, squish it between their toes.
I help children to dive into their learning with their whole beings, and give them permission to get good and messy.
There is a moment-- we've all seen it-- when a child learns to do something for the first time, and their face lights up. In that moment their whole face says:
They radiate a sense of pride, of joy, of confidence and of self-satisfaction.
You can watch it happen-- that moment when they integrate that new thing into the core set of things they can do well, and love to do.
I live for those moments. I cultivate those moments. I teach for those moments.
I believe we can help children can do anything, with joy, confidence and pride.