Constructing An Image Of God Part II

Constructing An Image Of God Part II

Conversations with children about philosophy can be particularly rich. Big questions like "What is real?" or "What makes me me?" or "What happens after people die?", big questions without obvious answers, are like playgrounds for the intellect.  Some of the deepest...

Difficult Topics: Death And Beyond

"We don't talk about that here" are limiting words. There's a gift in difficult topics. I offer you the story of the dead fish. One morning we entered the classroom to find that the Betta fish that we'd had for about a month had died. The children never paid the...
The World Is A Different Heaven

The World Is A Different Heaven

"Martin Luther King's real birthday is in two days," one child recalled. Then someone asked, "Did the man that shot him die, too?" I told her that the man who shot Dr. King went to jail. Before I could tell the children that James Earl Ray died in jail, LW said, "Bad...

Puddles Part II

Over the next several days the children continued to think about where the puddle goes when it evaporates. G articulated her theory in drawing. She explained: The puddles don’t go up in the air. They vibrate, and then they go back to the  cloud, and then it rains....