How to Motivate Children through Wonder: Worldwide Links to Sources for A Gift of Wonder, a teaching memoir

While A Gift of Wonder is set in an independent Waldorf school, it shows a spirit of teaching and learning that is relevant to parents, homeschoolers, pod schoolers, public school teachers and independent school teachers. The time tested methods shown here in the context of an inspiring story are relevant in all learning environments. Join me as I teach the…

The Secret Prince: Chapter 69 — Rescue!

Mirabel woke when it was no longer dark, but not yet light. She heard whispering. It was Sir Andrew’s voice for sure. She was almost sure the other voice was Ellyn’s.  “It’s best to not say anything,” said Sir Andrew. “After all, we did promise to keep the secret.” “I agree,” said the other voice.  “Rowan will have the porridge…

After a Year Plus of Homeschooling During a Pandemic, Kimberly Wilson Parsons Writes:

.. Dear Parents and Teachers, Kimberly Wilson Parsons, a homeschooling parent who runs the delightful Waldorf oriented online store Hearth and Gnome  https://www.hearthandgnome.com recently wrote: “For many of us in the United States, our school year is winding to a close (or did a few weeks ago), and we are planning ahead. This year’s annual review and planning feel so very…

Kimberly Wilson Parsons Looks at Ahead After a Year of Pandemic Homeschooling

Dear Parents and Teachers, Kimberly Wilson Parsons, a homeschooling parent who runs the delightful Waldorf oriented online store Hearth and Gnome https://www.hearthandgnome.com, recently wrote: “For many of us in the United States, our school year is winding to a close (or did a few weeks ago), and we are planning ahead. This year’s annual review and planning feel so very different.…

The Secret Prince : Chapter 68 — Anticipation

Mirabel and Rowan and Adelaide and Merek and their parents sat in the shade between the stable and Disappearing Brook. Mirabel leaned against her mother who pulled a comb from her pocket and gently nudged Mirabel forward so she could comb her hair. “I didn’t bring a comb with me,” said Mirabel, “so my hair is full of tangles.” “I’ll…