I just wanted to tell you that I have an excuse
for having all these different areas. You see when I began
teaching kids with behavior and educational challenges I had none
of these talents. I soon learned it was not enough to educate
my students, they needed to be transformed in many ways; how they
relate to themselves, education, peers, parents, society. I developed
these artistic tools-or talents as I attempted to find keys into
the hearts and minds of each of my students. As I became
better at teaching these areas--I became better myself.
I am a total advocate of the purposeful use of art, music and artistic
activities to reach not only challenged students, but all students. I
promise you that the results--have been, are and will be spectacular.
Meanwhile, my own life has become fuller and funner. Should
an educator use such a word as funner? I don't think so. I
might have to go back to school.
Penelope Torribio's 1 World Music and Puppets will be at the Alhambra
Eco Fair on May 5th,
please come, see some great eco boths, learn about puppetry and see a puppet
1 World Music and Puppets for more video sample of puppets
Visit 1 World Education for those interessted in cocreating a
future schools sytem
that honors the individual, uses body-brain learning, and teaches
the social skills
needed to create a more peaceful planet, that honros all the elements
of our world
Visit Guardians of
the Earth Store for great ecological teaching
resourcesfor pre school through third grade.