A FAN SITE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR DR. THOMAS MOORE’S FRIENDS

  • “Pounding Panthers”

    Feb. 5, 2016, via Facebook

    Doctor! Doctor!

    Dr. Moore must have Super Bowl Fever!

     

    Woke up this morning with this original song idea. Enjoy "Pounding Panthers" by Thomas Moore

    Posted by Thomas Moore on Friday, February 5, 2016

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  • A Long, Lasting Friendship

    Dr. Moore reading and singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth” with 3-year-old friends at the Lipman School in Memphis on 2015 Peace Day. Photo courtesy Sandra Brown Turner.
    Dr. Moore reading and singing “Let There Be Peace on Earth” with 3-year-old friends at the Lipman School in Memphis on 2015 Peace Day. Photo courtesy Sandra Brown Turner.

    Jan. 8, 2016

    By Sandra Brown Turner
    For my friend of 40+ years, Dr. Thomas Moore

    Dr. Thomas Moore and I became acquaintances back in the ’70s when we were both just starting out in the field of Early Childhood Education. We were just Thomas and Sandy then.

    From left, educational journalist Alan Richard; Sandra Brown Turner, Lipman School director; Dr. Moore; and Carol Cordeau Young, senior supervising teacher at the University of Memphis Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute. Photo courtesy Sandra Brown Turner.
    From left, educational journalist Alan Richard; Sandra Brown Turner, Lipman School director; Dr. Moore; and Carol Cordeau Young, senior supervising teacher at the University of Memphis Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School and Research Institute. Photo courtesy Sandra Brown Turner.

    Each year as our professional lives grew, so did our friendship. We have had long, deep talks about life, our hearts, our souls, children, teaching, the world, race, masculine vs. feminine, masculine AND feminine, the Universe, which has formed a space in each other’s heart that belongs to only us. This is not a romantic space, although we have talked about the meaning of romance too. As I say to him each time we talk, “I love you in the Thomas place in my heart.” He responds with, “There is only one Sandy place in my heart.”

    The truth of the heart matter is that Thomas and I understand each other. We accept each other as we are, close to perfect but alas, flawed humans. We respect each other’s understanding. We trust each other’s intentions.  The only expectation we have is that we just agape love each other; judgement has no place where there is agape love.

    So when one of my little kindergarteners came into my office back in September 2015 with lots of body twisting and big eyes to ask me, “Ms. Sandy, when is Mr. Dr. Thomas Moore EVER going to come back to Lipman School????”,  I immediately called Thomas to ask him to join us for our 14th annual Peace Day Celebration.  He has been with us for Peace Day before, so he knew how very life-affirming, even sacred, the day would be.

    The best part of him joining us is that I got to introduce my old friend, Thomas, to a whole group of new young friends who now love him like I do.

    Dr. Moore with Pouncer, the University of Memphis Tigers mascot, before release of the 24 Peace Doves from their baskets, during 2015 Peace Day at the Lipman School. Photo courtesy Sandra Brown Turner.
    Dr. Moore with Pouncer, the University of Memphis Tigers mascot, before release of the 24 Peace Doves from their baskets, during 2015 Peace Day at the Lipman School. Photo courtesy Sandra Brown Turner.

     
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  • Teaching Humpty Dumpty Dumpty to the next generation

    Jan. 8, 2016

    Melysa Vasquez recently found the 2009 YouTube video below that shows Dr. Moore teaching children the Humpty Dumpty Dumpty Dance at the child care center at the Carole Hoefener Center in Charlotte.

    Vasquez wrote that she “learned this song in kindergarten 20 years ago and have never been able to find it, thank you internet!!”

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  • R.I.P., Natalie Cole

    Jan. 1, 2016

    Via Facebook, a tribute to the late Natalie Cole:

    My "unforgettable" song response to the announced death of a special singer, Natalie Cole.

    Posted by Thomas Moore on Friday, January 1, 2016

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  • ‘O Holy Night’ in Hot Springs, NC

    Dec. 21, 2015

    Via Facebook, a holiday celebration with friends:

    On Sunday night in Hot Springs, NC. we sang Christmas Carols at the community’s annual Christmas Carol Sing Along. After an hour of joyful singing and reflections by yours truly, Karen Nagle asked me to sing O Holy Night. I did. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

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