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Eyes to See

October 28, 2020 | Clara Buckley

“Ears to hear and eyes to see–both are gifts from the LORD.”  –Proverbs 20:12

A core commitment of Mustard Seed School: We see each child as a beloved child of God. We teach our students that all are loved and valued.

A core commitment of Mustard Seed School: We believe in creating unity as we embrace diversity. By engaging with our differences, we teach our students to genuinely know themselves, their neighbors, and the world.

Our approach regarding curriculum and the resources available to students at school acknowledges that when children see themselves in the curriculum, they experience belonging. Our curriculum and materials should act as mirrors and windows, allowing students to see themselves and those who differ from them through positive representations.

A core commitment of Mustard Seed School: Learning together is full of joy and beauty. We celebrate each child’s gifts and support each child’s challenges to develop understanding.

Clara Buckley

Teacher, Rivers Class; Middle School Art

Clara Buckley’s teaching spans the ages of Mustard Seed School, from the youngest students in the preschool to students in the graduating class. She’s found many similarities between teaching three-year-olds and thirteen-year-olds!

As an art teacher who never enjoyed drawing, Ms Buckley’s hope is that each child she teaches discovers a way to create art that they enjoy, whether it be sculpture, printing, textiles, architectural drawing, or collage.

Ms. Buckley loves living in Jersey City, a place whose diversity and welcome for immigrants reflects her own family experience. When planning future travel destinations, art, food, and time with family are featured items on her list.

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