Can you draw it? Sketchnotes 101

In my current projects on linking research and practice in mathematics education I am called to create illustrations and visual manifestations of ideas. I have also found this lens to be supportive in my teaching. In reading student papers, where ideas are still forming, I ask: Can you draw this idea? Create a sketch to illustrate […]

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Lead with your heart.

In practicing yoga, the cue to “lead with your heart” often is interpreted to mean shoulders back and down, abdomen in to support a strong core, arms perhaps stretched out like wings or clasped behind your back and down, with heart-center the leading force of your physical movement. (Think of doing a forward fold swan […]

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Habit forming.

Habit forming. March 2, 2018   I’m working on a new habit of opening my computer to continue my writing. I’m working on a new habit of being OK even when I’m in what I sense to be an uncomfortable situation. With bells ringing, trucks beeping, people talking, fans whirring, engines, motors, beings, all conceivably […]

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Being while doing.

I wear multiple “hats” if you will. Mom, wife, researcher, collaborator, teacher, mentor, sister, daughter, granddaughter, aunt, to name a few. In each of these roles, I am asked to communicate, to lead, to converse, and to do. Often all I want is to just be. In drawing inward I find a great sense of […]

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Time and space.

Taking time. Creating space. To be. To wonder. In this space. I am. With nothing more. Nothing less. Noticing the incessant voice. That calls otherwise. Noticing and being OK with what is. This is the practice. Waking to a call from somewhere that feels outside of myself. Yet deep inside I am called from within. […]

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As a teacher.

May 23, 2016   I find myself in the role of a teacher. I have learned to find beauty in all that I see. Yet when others are faced with dissatisfaction, with fear or with anxiety, they are clouded, unable to see. Pulled from the presence. How then, do you teach others to embrace love. […]

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Coming into being.

January 23, 2018   Coming into being. In coming into being I get glimpses of selflessness Of illumination of purpose Of intentions and dreams.   In coming into being I Become more awakened To broader and higher purpose Not of my to-do list But instead of an Energetic flow that Connects us all.   I […]

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I gaze, I wonder.

Monday January 15, 2018 I gaze, I wonder. As a little part of my soul Cries, another part Celebrates. Celebrates a time that once Was, and now has past. Will I go on living my life Present, past, and future Or will I learn to live more fully In the now To become more alive […]

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