Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sidenote

  Going  over what each person said and did in the last two weeks of class I was struck by how much you taught each other. Your interaction was exciting and often surprising. You all have so much to say. … Continue reading

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“I Want To Live Forever….”

Well, not really.  But running by the resurrected TV series “Fame”, now on Ovation, someone named Jesse says he was up all night searching for ideas for the song-writing competition that is sure to lead to fame and fortune. “If … Continue reading

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“Keep the Channel Open” martha graham

This is dangerous territory because I know only enough to get me into trouble and show my overall ignorance. But I’m goin’ there anyway to further explore this idea of “visual language”. If sensitive to it we create with our … Continue reading

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Chess anyone?

Although we’ve done it before, this week our exercise is inspired by two research studies that struck a chord. The first one is:  “Why Preschool Shouldn’t Be Like School”, by Alison Gopnik, which answers the question: Does direct teaching make children … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of a 12-year-old

In preparation for “the big race” in the movie National Velvet, Mickey Rooney coaches Elizabeth Taylor by trying to tell her “the order of the jumps and the tricks of race”.  Elizabeth Taylor asks him not to say anymore—everybody will know more than … Continue reading

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