Sunday, February 7, 2010


Sunday, February 7Th, 2010

We've featured two MOM'S recently in our newly dedicated weekly postings...and with all due respect, they were fantastic, but, it is finally time for a Dad! I truly choose blogs at random. I will scan through our friend lists, our followers and wait for a light to go be inspired.

This weeks featured BellaBuddy inspires me...daily. This particular blogger is a preschool teacher, writer, artist and the author of "A PARENTS GUIDE TO SEATTLE". He was called "The Peter Pan of Teaching" in a prior posting of ours, (I don't think he saw it - tee hee)...and I have to say this...I can only wish I'd had him as any one of my own Teachers. We all remember that one inspiring educator. The one took you by the hand and told you all would be ok...defended you against ridicule and encouraged you to succeed in life, at play and at home. Even at that most important, tender pre-school age. I remember mine, vividly...

This particular one, although long past my "Remember the Cool Teacher" phase , is nonetheless, still inspiring to me now. In these days of Stay-At-Home parenting, every inspiration, educational nudge and downright crafty fun-ness is needed...and appreciated. Virtually (get it?) -LOL) every day, every post, this guys has the coolest, most awe inspiring class projects...featuring pics and stories from that Great Pre-School Classroom of his...and the fun-stuff featured are too educational to pass up. We have tried several and Bella always screams for more...

The stories he shares about his students only further my desires to see Bella learn, every time we, laugh and downright educate through this guys' eyes and mind. And hey, who knows, the next Van Gogh, or Michelangelo (Or Lady GaGa) may be playing amongst his very students...and he will be the one they remember!

I am telling you, this guy truly is inspirational! (I am certain I have said it more than once, but c'mon, it is my blog after all!)


But, seriously, don't take my word for it, check out his pic above..(again, I stole it without permission). That should be an indicator of what your in for...:-) Being an educator, his blog is easy to read, and get all caught up inspiring your young ones. And hell, his blog is fun! If not to inspire, he will certainly make you think...and wanna get down in the trenches and play...with mud, paper, paints, rocks, plants, etc...etc...etc...and even scientific stuff ;-) All the while learning some cool could puff out that chest, be proud and inspire a HUGE Grin from your kid (insert melting comment here).

Please, fly on over to his blog. Make sure and tell him Bella sent ya!



Last Weeks Featured Blog: WINTER

7 BellaBuddies left comments! Ya know ya wanna!!:

Teacher Tom said...

Okay David, this is too much . . .

This makes me very happy! I've already made my wife and daughter read it.

And I did see the "Peter Pan" comment, but I was too blown away to say anything.

Thanks so much. It's great to have friends like you and Bella!

Spuds said...

I read this post last night and thought it was a GREAT post about a GREAT man, DAD and Teacher! But I forgot to post a comment about it. I think if I were to come back and be given a second chance at being a grown up I would have chosen being a teacher. Teachers like Tom are the heroes of the Day! Much Respect!

Toddler Knows Best said...

Say no more. He wears a CAPE! That's all the info I need to put him on my 'cool' list.

PJ Mullen said...

Teacher Tom rocks, and I've learned a ton from him about early child education. He's been a huge help in making me think about where I want little man to go to preschool.

Jason, as himself said...

I agree wholeheartedly! Teacher Tom knows his stuff. He's smart and thoughtful and he really cares about kids.

I think I found your blog through him, actually. So double good!

Eternal Lizdom said...

I love Teacher Tom!! Here I am visiting you for the first time and the first thing I see is this lovely tribute to an awesome guy- someone I hope to HUG someday!

surprised mom said...

I'm already a Teacher Tom fan and read him regularly. Like you, I wish I had him as a teacher and wish my girls had him as a teacher. He's fantastic. Glad you featured him!

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