I'm joining Service Space because ... I love the vision
A good day to me is when ... I can help and support as many people as possible.
My hero in life is ...My heroes in life are my friends and everyone who inspires me.
My favorite book is ...The Book of Joy
One thing I'm grateful for is ... My daughter and my best friend. Both light up my days!
Aug 16, 2019, 1 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Teaching+T: Creative Nudges. As we arrive at mid-August, this issue explores the strength of creative nudges. From grading to college admissions to making classmates feel welcome, these stories express the ripple potential of a small nudge.
Aug 02, 2019, 1 comments Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed Resilience. Summer is a time to breathe, reflect, and get ready for the next school year. Here are three articles to help you do just that.
Jul 19, 2019, 1 smiles Latest issue of 'Teaching + Transformation' newsletter is themed How We Listen. Mindful Listening...Active Listening...Learning to Listen...this week's issue focuses on the many ways listening can enrich and enhance the way we learn and the way we teach.
May 17, 2019, 3 comments, 17 smiles Last June, Anne shared the stunning short film, Magic Mirror of Betty Peck, at an educators gathering where two teachers from our school participated. Inspiration was in the air. We knew we had to share that spirit with our students. Last Fall, Anne visited our school to brainstorm possibilities. We invited our Middle School students to construct a Magic Mirror for our school garden (as a surprise for the rest of the school :)) -- and they were in! Many other community members weighed in with many forms of support. They spent over half the year working on it! They made a few mirrors for different parts of the school -- and a special one to gift to another school that we work with! Yesterday was the grand unveiling. :) Here's a slideshow of the journey: It's incredible to witness how seeds of compassion, sown by one kindergarten teacher over half a century ago, continues to multiply into so many blooms of possibility today. So much gratitude to this ecosystem and the way we mirror life's abundant opportunities to each other. :)
Dec 27, 2018, 4 comments, 13 smiles "Mommy, why do we exist?" Last week, I was driving with my 7-year-old daughter, and this question came out of her mouth. Dumbfounded by such a loaded inquiry from a young child, I felt it was important enough to stop the car, pull over, and be present with her. I didn't want to feed her any of my pre-existing beliefs. I wanted to hear her thoughts and give her the space to let me know where that question came from. With the car parked, I got out of the driver's seat and sat in the backseat next to my daughter. "Well, what do you think? Why do you think we exist?" I asked. "I think we are here to help each other," she replied. "That's a great observation. Why do you think that?" "Well, there's a new boy in my class. Usually I'm shy with new people, so I don't talk to them. But with this new boy, ... Read Full Story