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Ten Feet Off the Beaten Path

The Children and Nature Grassroots conference is over, and I am overstimulated. Head around the resort lake, then off the path into the clear bright creek to lie flat in the high altitude sun. Here's a photo of what it looks like, ten feet off the asphalt path..

Added by Ellen Haas on September 15, 2009 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Children Should Run and Fall Down

I think kids should run and fall down, talk to strangers, get lost, be scared, suffer consequences and so grow stronger, more vital. Too bad if they get injured and traumatized; they’ll heal -- and bear scars that tell good stories. Our culture has become too fearful, and this isn’t good for us.



Macbeth’s witch, Hecate, prophesies at the beginning of the play, “Security is mortals’ chiefest enemy.” This declaration led to many animated discussions in my English classrooms. It means… Continue

Added by Ellen Haas on September 13, 2009 at 11:02pm — 5 Comments

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