Archive of ‘The Power of RE’ category

My House is Your House

What’s it like when you walk into a house and right away it feels like home? When you walk through the door that particular house feels so peaceful, relaxed, and welcoming. It’s cozy and comfortable-looking. It has a quiet sense of beauty—some flowers, green plants, soft cushion-y chairs, elegant wide windows that look out onto […] Read more…

Doing a 180

When I taught eight year olds about the geometrical ideas of degrees, angles, circles, and such, I tried lots of different ways for them to get what it all meant. We drew pictures, cut up pizzas into wedges and all other types of strategies to help them take hold of the idea that a circle […] Read more…

Come On In!

Come on in! Those words can sound so very good when we know we are entering a place that is welcoming, safe, and restful. Walking through the door gives a sense of letting out that deep healing breathe of air, “Ah-h-h! Now I can be myself, I can relax, I can kick off my shoes […] Read more…

It All Starts Here

Today is a RE word day: Remembering. Memorial Day is a unique American holiday for remembering how grateful we are for thousands upon thousands of people who gave and are giving themselves to the rest of us. The words ‘Thank you!’ are not sufficient. They gave so we could live a life of LIBERTY.  I […] Read more…

Again and Again

Isn’t it amazing how we are the only creatures on earth with the gift of language?  Yes, I accept that cats and birds and whales and dogs and maybe all animals have a way to communicate. But our language is so complex, so unique, so filled with meaning…and it can be shared so many ways—with […] Read more…

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