Order A Gift of Wonder, A True Story Showing School as it Should Be

“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you can imagine it.” -George Lucas        Let’s dream about public schools of the future where children are motivated by wonder, curiosity and compassion rather than the wish to do well on tests. My book, A Gift of Wonder, A True Story Showing School As It Should Be, is both an inspiring…

Welcoming Spontaneity and Wonder in the Classroom, a radio interview

I enjoyed talking with Mindy Todd on WCAI about my book, A Gift of Wonder, A True Story Showing School As It Should Be. Our conversation was about: Waldorf schools, public schools, the importance of wonder in education, professional autonomy for teachers and why I wrote a story instead of a polemic. I also shared anecdotes from the classroom including the…

The Girl Who Didn’t Line Up

Reesa was lost in golden October. Shining maple trees bridged the concrete walk down the gentle hill. Brown-gold fallen leaves carpeted the hillside. Bright gold leaves floated toward this mottled carpet where, upon landing, they glittered like brilliant stars. Alone in this golden splendor, Reesa seemed unaware that she should be with her classmates. Tall, slender, and light on her…