One of the great pleasures of the Internet is encountering the work of nice people by surprise.
Via post here in my Tumblr from Indian Country Today a link to a story there: “Spirit of a Proud Nation: What We Can Learn from the Lakota” by Ms. Biba S. Kavass showed up and I clicked through to read.
I’m getting ahead of myself, because I didn’t notice who the author was until I was finished reading it. A wonderful piece of writing and especially beautiful in telling something important about Lakota culture through telling a Lakota teaching story.
I was curious whether Ms. Biba S. Kavass, the author of the article, was Native American? I don’t know the answer to that question. While I didn’t ask, what I found out is that Ms. Biba S. Kavass is one heck of a teacher. And it’s so cool she puts online some of what she does with her students.
One of the best parts of her Teacher’s Web site is she posts her resume on her About page. It’s impressive, but what really caught my attention is the curriculum she has developed. So much thoughtful work is in evidence.
Read Kavass’s article at Indian Country Today. And maybe take a moment to remember there are some great teachers in our communities who deserve appreciation. I was quite delighted to see Ms. Biba S. Kavass’s work today.