Category: storytelling

Die Wise: Wisdom for Living/Dying

I just began reading Stephen Jenkinson's amazing book , Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul. And as most profound, deeply informed, highly reflective writing as apt to do it has significantly shifted my thinking about my relationships, my mortality, and what really matters in my life. With chapter titles like "The Ordeal Of … Continue reading Die Wise: Wisdom for Living/Dying

It’s Fun to Have Fun, But Students Are Too: Dr. Seuss and a Lesson for Teachers

It's better to learn how to learn than to know. ~Dr. Seuss I am currently reading master biographer Brian Jay Jones'sĀ brand spanking new ode to literary behemoth, Dr. Seuss. Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American ImaginationĀ has compelled me reflect, on more than one occasion, on the many connections to Geisel's … Continue reading It’s Fun to Have Fun, But Students Are Too: Dr. Seuss and a Lesson for Teachers

We Are Stories and They Matter

The truth about stories is that that's all we are. Thomas King In my class this term, we spent the better part of discussing story particularly First Peoples stories, their purpose, protocols, and importance for understanding self, the other, and our place in the world. We ere gifted with having three different local elders (four … Continue reading We Are Stories and They Matter