When the deepest part of you becomes engaged in what you are doing…you are...– Gary Zukav
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.– Margaret Fuller (via adventuresinlearning) The caterpillar teaches us to trust and to believe in that which we cannot see.
The Dalai Lama started his talk by saying, “You are my brothers and...– Agapi Stassinopoulos,Educating the Heart: The Dalai Lama’s Message to the Students of Hawaii, The Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/agapi-stassinopoulos/educating-the-heart-the-d_b_1427423.html
What would you ask the Dalai Lama? →
A friend and colleague Christopher Rooney sent me this link. I have known Christopher for almost two years and during this time we have often mused about the Dalai Lama. We have even talked about what we might ask him if ever given the chance. Today we have been given this opportunity. My question: How can institutions of higher education, which have traditionally focused on developing the mind,...
The place to improve the world is first in one’s own head and heart and...– Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values We must begin with ourselves first, then we can branch out to teach others. I do not know about you, but I still have a lot of work to do.
I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to...– Eleanor Roosevelt As educators we have the power and the platform to bring about the most magical learning experiences - nurturing the gifts that are already within the students. In this way, we are all fairy godmothers. If a fairy godmother could endow you with the most useful gift, what would...
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Work when you have the energy, don’t work when you don’t have the...– Lorne Ellingson, On time and energy management advice for students
Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are...– Sydney J. Harris, Journalist and Author
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.– Paulo Coelo
Emotions and Personal Connection in the Classroom:...
The ongoing joke in the classroom this year has been that I make students cry. The truth is the students have created a learning environment in which it is safe to be vulnerable, open, and honest with each other. Throughout our learning journeys when vulnerability is mixed with personal truth it can often manifests itself in the form of tears. I do not make students cry, I simply encourage them...
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Thoughts about Creating Safe Learning Communities
I teach a first year university course which is comprised of 21 students. 11 students identify as Indigenous and represent several different Nations. 10 students identify as being non-Indigenous and also represent several different lines of heritage. Nine students identify as having a learning related disability. All students are valuable members of our learning community. Students are able to...