Book Review: The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

by Sara Zacuto "Empathy has no script. There is no right or wrong way to do it. It's simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting and communicating that incredibly healing message of "you're not alone." ~Brené Brown

It’s About the Story

By Kelsie Castro "How many times have you noticed that it's the little quiet moments in the midst of life that seem to give the rest extra-special meaning?" ~Fred Rogers

Build It Up, Knock It Down

by Sara Zacuto "Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportuity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along." ~ Rae Smith

Love Letter to the Drifting Child

By Sara Zacuto "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen." ~Brene Brown

The Kindness of Children

Guest post by Kelsie Castro “Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.” - Paramahansa Yoganandya

I’m Here, I Want to Listen…

Written by: Sara Zacuto “People have said, ‘Don’t cry’ to other people for years and years, and all it has ever meant is, ‘I’m too uncomfortable when you show your feelings. Don’t cry.’ I’d rather have them say, ‘Go ahead and cry. I’m here to be with you.” ― Mr. Rogers

Where Will We Go Today?

"We teachers must see ourselves as researchers, able to think, and to produce a true curriculum, a curriculum produced from all of the children. What we so often do is impose adult time on children’s time and this negates children being able to work with their own resources." ~Loris Malaguzzi

What Does It Mean To Be A Friend?

I'll be perfectly clear and say that I have no intention of answering this question...I don't think there is a definitive answer. It is a question we ponder with children often in our school. One way that children ask each other to play is by using the language "wanna be my friend?" But what do [...]

In the Land of the Young Child

snools by Chris Baron this morning you called me in at 5:30 told me you had found a "snool" your tiny two-year-old hands held open lifted up before your smiling, sleepy face. "what color is it?" i asked "it's a blue one." in this early light your eyes sleepy and almond like your mom you [...]