Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Tao of Equus

At the end of fall semester, we offered a series of seminar options for our teacher candidates to choose from. I offered a session titled, “The Tao of Equus”. I began with a my offer of the recognition of what … Continue reading

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A Garden Cottage

I enjoy the art of building. I remember as a child helping my dad in the basement shop put this or that together. Together, we built a backyard barn/shed and a lake cabin (although the together was more him than … Continue reading

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The Congruence of Equus

This past fall, I had the gift of doing some writing with my daughter on the role horses play in examining human relationships. Due to the prey niche this magnificent animal resides in, horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive … Continue reading

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Owning discovery

Another observation I have of some novice (and experienced) is the tendency to tell too much as they set up learning experiences for students. A story first… During college I guided canoe trips at Wilderness Canoe Base in the BWCAW … Continue reading

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You’re gonna

My students did their micro teaching in my science methods class the other night. Many used phrases I have heard from other teachers and speakers that I find difficult. In setting up investigations for their science instruction, they tell students … Continue reading

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Listening in

A friend shared a story of his three year old daughter. She stated to all who could hear that she had a song stuck in her head. When Grandpa asked what the song was, she leaned her head close to … Continue reading

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