Dorcas Peight

Dorcas Peight is a recent transplant from the mountains of south-central Pennsylvania to the northwestern village of Conneaut Lake. She has been teaching for fifteen years, two in traditional school settings and the rest as a homeschooling mother of five. Her philosophy of education tends toward teaching a love of reading as an easy way to introduce a love of learning for a lifetime. She enjoys working as a potter for a creative outlet in her spare time, and writing as a way to process life. Her blog can be found @

8 Contributions

Teaching Empathy
Publication Date: 2022-03-17 | File type: Blog Post

Shouts of hilarity rang across the back yard of my cousins’ farm in Indiana. We were playing hide and seek Read More...

When A Child Rubs You Wrong
Publication Date: 2021-11-15 | File type: Blog Post

In my last blog post I talked about the art of noticing your students. This goes two ways: sometimes we Read More...

The Art of Noticing Your Students
Publication Date: 2021-09-23 | File type: Blog Post

I was a very green first-year teacher when I stumbled upon a helpful assumption about human nature. It seemed to Read More...

Tasting the Seasons
Publication Date: 2021-05-06 | File type: Blog Post

Imagine with me a walk in the woods or along a path in a state park, carrying a foraging basket. Read More...

Prayer of the Teacher
Publication Date: 2021-04-15 | File type: Blog Post

Not a Good Day “The directions say I am supposed to find fourteen adverbs in this story,” she said. “I Read More...

A Sweet Spring Treat
Publication Date: 2021-03-25 | File type: Blog Post

One of the best things about seasons is the excitement as a spent season rolls over into a brand-new one. Read More...

The Curious Ones
Publication Date: 2021-03-11 | File type: Blog Post

Albert Einstein said, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” Clearly, Einstein had Read More...

Beating the Blahs
Publication Date: 2021-02-10 | File type: Blog Post

February school days are their own kind of special. The holiday excitement has worn off, the days are still short Read More...

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