We live in a stressful world. Part of this, of course, is due to the technology-driven, achievement-obsessed, full-frenzied pace of the good, ol’ American life. And part of it is, well, just life itself.
As child-development studies enhance our understanding of our children’s psyches, we know…
“The program is designed to allow students to experience the benefits of increased flexibility, strength, focus and concentration,” the course description says. “Students will learn to be non-judgmental about their own and others’ yoga practice. Through continued practice, students will relieve stress, learn to relax and experience the health benefits of yoga practice.”
“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere, insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago (via visualturn)
I wrote this piece last year in the Washington Post for an education round table and as I hear people talk about “what are we going to do in education” I wish some people would GET the fact that so much unharnessed potential lies withing teachers who are chafing at the increasing restraints put upon their creativity and freedom. Teachers should be held accountable but should have the freedom to teach.