Beginner's Mind

Beginner's Mind

by M.B. McLatchey
Beginner's Mind

Beginner's Mind

by M.B. McLatchey


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Told through the eyes of a ten-year-old, Beginner’s Mind asks the question, “How do we want teachers to teach, inspire, and guide our children?” The answer is provided through a series of fourth grade classroom scenes that take us back to a shipyard town in New England, where a loving teacher opens her students’ eyes to all-but-unimaginable dreams and opportunities. This is a book that reminds us of what teaching can look like: daily lessons where standardized and measurable curriculum goals are less prized than the immeasurable blossoming of our children, and a classroom that puts on display the possibilities before us when a teacher’s love is combined with the beginner’s mind. As the author shares in these classroom stories, a beginner’s mind knows that art is not just for artists and music is not just for musicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646030682
Publisher: Regal House Publishing
Publication date: 05/15/2021
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 1,100,194
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Award-winning poet, educator, and writer, M.B. McLatchey’s passion for learning was instilled at an early age and led her to some of the best colleges in the world. She earned a graduate degree in Literature at Harvard University, a Master of Arts in Teaching at Brown University, an MFA in Creative Writing at Goddard College, and a B.A. from Williams College. Author of several widely praised books and publications, she is currently a Florida Poet Laureate and Professor of Classics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Table of Contents

Author's Note 1

Part I 5

First Laws 7

Right Notes 11

The Resistance 15

Isms 21

A Good and Simple Meal 27

The Warrior Race 33

Bliss Bandits 37

Sword Power 41

A Sing-In 45

Right Speech 51

Ex-Patriots 57

Moving Day 65

A Middle Path 71

Fallen Angels 73

Virtuoso 77

Part II 81

Busy People 83

Power Lunch 91

Fieldwork 97

Riddling 101

Fractions 107

The Good Thief 115

The Magic Jacket 123

Candy Cigarettes 127

Ora et Labora 133

A Purple Heart 137

Moderato 145

Open Lines 149

Part III 153

Mixed Nuts 155

Cultures Crossing 165

Killer Bees 175

Veritas 179

What a Difference a Day Makes 195

Drawer of Devotions 201

The Class of '32 207

Emphysema 213

Four Last Things 217

Acknowledgments 221

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