Happy Teacher’s Recognition Day!

The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer. -Alice Wellington Rollins Thanks to all teachers who inspired me to think and question.  As an educator I tried to help students know the importance of asking … Continue reading Happy Teacher’s Recognition Day!


        Lessons by Melba Christie (c) 2013                                                                                                                                                                        we look to our teachers when questions puzzle the mind embrace their wisdom              Related articles Teachers’ Domain: A Class Divided 1: The Daring Lesson (bradfordhistory.wordpress.com) 29 Important Life Lessons From Teachers (buzzfeed.com) Continue reading Lessons

Haiku Deck

        The image is a small watercolor I painted a few weeks ago in honor of St. Patrick‘s Day. The message is simple but profound at the same time. I have a passion for teaching. Many of the wonderful ideas I have learned and the creative opportunities I have had, have been taught to me by a passionate teacher. Paolo Freire believed … Continue reading Haiku Deck


  There are all kinds of learning but no better lesson exists than rediscovering yourself through the lens of a child with a deep understanding and the innate ability to identify one’s roots and heritage  in someone else. A unique connection is made and the best part is that it came about not because of a stereotype or bias but by a deep feeling of … Continue reading Learning

A Respectful Poem

“Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence.” – Plato In Celebration of the Week of Respect and Anti-bullying “Respect builds the character and defines who we are” If we practice it together every day we will go very far Respect defines us as human beings We learn it by example and by seeing Others put to practice the Golden … Continue reading A Respectful Poem

WordPress Bloggers Quotable Quotes

I continue to read the great material the WordPress bloggers write every day. I feel like I have access to many muses with such diversity of discourse and thought. Thoughts about thoughts that can be mind boggling at times. To all those who follow my blog I am very grateful for your continued support. You inspire me to become more thoughtful about the words I … Continue reading WordPress Bloggers Quotable Quotes