Wonder and Whimsy

About Baking Bread and Changing the World

I baked bread this weekend, and I changed the world. Even if only a little bit. Bread is amazing because the end of the process is radically different from the beginning. For instance, when I made bread this weekend, I started off with a mess of yeast and oats a water that looked like this:… Continue reading About Baking Bread and Changing the World

Education and Love, Politics and Love

The Power of Wonder: A Joyful Subversion

I believe that the practice of wonder has the potential to change our life profoundly for the better and that the classroom is one of the best places to practice it. Mrs. Nagel, my fourth grade teacher, was a master of cultivating wonder in the classroom. Wonder and Education At the beginning of the year,… Continue reading The Power of Wonder: A Joyful Subversion