Teaching—beyond all things—requires a commitment to basic ideas, an attitude of learning, and a focus on what works with children. Never give up on a child. Within each child lives a prodigy. Mimi Chenfeld reminds us of some important rules about teaching and joy.
I visited with Sister Miriam at an education conference. We are old conference friends. She is probably one of the last nuns in America to wear her old habit. And, she never dropped her other old habits, such as lovingness, caring, playfulness, sharing.