Without a Book

First, a disclaimer: I don’t like to cook. Alas, I like to eat, and so I do…


Cat Hunt!

“Cat hunt!” screamed our six-year-old nephew Felix every time he ran up the…


Oh, Purple Sage

It’s not the students playing Beethoven and Chopin that are challenging when it…


School Supplies

School started last week. Yep. Read it and weep. The summer is over. Over. But…


The Teaching Steps

The following was first posted on August 16, 2015. *** During the months…


You know, rote pieces

This week I have been thinking a lot about the place of rote teaching in my…