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kahlil Gibran on Children

This is a wonderful passage for each person who works with children. It is a reminder that children are the future and, in that sense, they are not our children. They belong to the world, the universe.

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Kahlil gibran on children

The Prophet is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923. It is Gibran’s best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over forty different languages and has never been out of print. In this book a Prophet who is about to board a ship is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition.

This book has a way of speaking to people at different stages in their lives. It has a magical quality, the more you read it the more you come to understand the words and it’s not filled with any kind of dogma and is available to anyone.

Buy The Prophet

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from…

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I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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  1. Thank you for that link! I’ve only recently discovered Kahlil Gibran, he was such a good writer, so inspiring. It seems so many know of him – as usual I’m very behind on these great poets. I’m looking forward to reading a lot more of his work very soon! 🙂

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