Nourish My Imagination, is a re-assertion of my philosophy of education. I still think the best thing I can do as an educator is to create happy, safe, caring, inspiring, and engaged environments. And I believe in the Arts. And books. And Math to empower learners. I believe in laughter, joy, and the unpredictable. And simplicity.
But there’s something else. At the heart of education, is an educator that needs to be nourished, too. The job is impossible. Schools are based on cost-effective ratios and not what’s sustainable for any human to undertake. That’s why some of my posts may appear to have nothing to do with the classroom. We have to nourish ourselves. We have to push back against the impossible and create a place where everyone—the teacher included—can thrive. Nourish My Imagination is not just what the student demands, but what the teacher inspires in herself.
Thank you for your interest in Nourish My Imagination.
“No need to hurry. No need to sparkle. No need to be anybody but oneself.”Virginia Woolf