Welcome. I live on a hillside in an old apple orchard where it is quiet yet rich with animals, colors, wind and rain, and at night, stars. When I returned from long, noisy, demanding days at school, my home on Spruce Hill comforted me. We all need a home inside ourselves where we can go when we’re trying to find just the right words to say or right actions to take. So, this is my purpose, here—to cultivate such a home for myself and for others.
This is a place where I hope to share my questions after so many years of experience teaching and meditating. How can mindfulness be used to reduce stress, think more clearly and teach course material? How can I elicit authentic questions from students to help motivate them to learn more? How do I develop my own and students’ awareness and emotional literacy?
What is a good education?