"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Reality: daily life

There are often times when listening, and caring about our students as people first, changes everything.

Here's just such an example, drawn not from the classroom but from real life....a brief vignette which surprised and delighted me, when I read it.  Reaffirmed the real need to establish connection first, whether in the classroom or out on the city streets.

Read the rest---or hear the story--here.

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