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It’s About the Kids

A repost from 2012: I've been wondering why storytelling is so challenging.  But then I thought that, for the past few hundred years at least, the modus operandi of teachers has been to simply intimidate kids in classrooms. (Tolstoy recalled his years

A repost from 2013: Intuitive teaching is about trusting the heart/intuition to bring more to the class than just mere intellectual discussion. Mere intellectual discussion does not bring fun, nor does it bring the heart quality, which in turn brings more learning and much bigger

Look at Grant Boulanger’s powerful example of untargeted, unscripted student interaction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JszVvKn3jVo&feature=youtu.be Now ask yourself what would be lost in this beautiful human interaction had Grant’s intention been to say “needed to brush her teeth” over seventy-five times in the class. Indeed,