Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Each May we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. These 31 days acknowledge the accomplishments and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to the United States—and the world—be it through their voices,...
Early Childhood Educators Attend WECAN Conference

Early Childhood Educators Attend WECAN Conference

I was honored to be one of the organizers for the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) conference that took place February 5–7. The conference title was “Toward a Kinder, More Compassionate Society: Black Lives Matter in Waldorf Early Childhood...
Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year starts at the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar that is traditionally used by many East Asian countries, including China. On February 12, 2021, we entered the Year of the Ox. The 15-day celebration with its themes of fortune, happiness, and...
Modeling Community in Difficult Times

Modeling Community in Difficult Times

My wish for all children is a healthy environment in which to grow and thrive along with a peace-seeking world looking for civil discourse and reconciliation, valuing the unique parts of each human, and finding love. We all share a desire, I think, for our children to...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

My very first teaching position, in Albany, New York, was in a fifth grade classroom. On the very first day of school, we sat in a circle and shared our name stories. Some of the children knew why they had their name and others became interested in finding out. One...