My first full year of teaching I learned a lot of things. Mostly I learned from my students, though if I confess that now they might hunt me down and send me a bill for services rendered or tuition or however they would charge for having taught me. That was the 1965-66 school year. My teachers were third and fourth graders plus an hour a … Continue reading Does Peace Mean Quiet?
If only I’d known these things 50 years ago when I began teaching. Evidently at the Waldorf schools, children are taught to knit before they’re taught to read. http://www.wbez.org/series/front-center/first-grade-knitting-and-stories-are-focus-not-phonics-99638 Have any of you had experience with this? It makes sense to me, but I’ve never seen it in action. I learned to read at age 5, then learned to knit at age 8. Continue reading Knitting Before Homework
Peace – so many kinds of peace on the planet. Knit – or even crochet. Knitting and crocheting (mostly knitting) are like a calming drug for me. I’m sure it brings down my blood pressure, though I’ve never experimented so have no proof! Continue reading Peace!