Teaching the Importance of Giving

A Teacher's Reflections

My head is always spinning with excitement when I encounter or learn something new.  The pattern is predictable; ‘soak up what I see and hear’, and then ‘how can I teach this to children?’.  I am constantly on a quest to learn.  When that happens it’s a trigger, a shot of adrenaline.  Well, it’s actually more than that; it’s the foundation for how I teach young children.  If I’mexcited, they will be too.  The simplicity of that statement is powerful.

                                                      child at museum

Over the past month I have visited three museums that were founded by philanthropists of the twentieth century; the Shelburne Museum in western Vermont, the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia, and Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.  The visits were not planned, but the common denominator shouted loud and clear: Giving!

When I visit a museum I’m always excited and can often bring something to the classroom to inspire art…

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

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