Entries by Steve de Beer

Springsteen, my buddy Jamie, and the Shortest Day

One of my favorite places in the whole world is Denver’s Tattered Cover bookstore. Over winter break, two of my heroes have performed readings there. One was my good friend Jamie Horton, a long-time actor with the Denver Center Theatre Company, who is now an associate professor of theatre at Dartmouth College. Jamie is in […]

Social Emotional Learning Is Essential

Let’s start with the belief that social emotional growth is essential for young children. Children and teachers deserve experiences that allow us to create community, follow our passions, solve problems, impact others, ask new questions and see ourselves in a new light. Connections give us purpose for caring about that with which we come in […]

Finding Gratitude

Before leaving my Colorado home to head to Boston for the NAIS annual conference, I’ve been reading about the monstrous snow in New England. Ironic – because the weekend before my trip, it’s the long President’s Day weekend, and I’m doing what a lot of Denver/Boulder people do when there’s a day off school. I’m […]