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Relevant Education and Great Teachers -Part Seven

Published January 29, 2017

[Editor’s note: The following is the seventh part of a ten-part series of reflections on education, presented by Wayne Weiseman. These remarks are reprinted from his Facebook site with his permission.]

Education as an Evolutionary Process

“My words become stained with your love. You occupy everything, you occupy everything.” (Pablo Neruda)

We may say that life is an evolutionary journey. What do we mean by the word evolutionary? Is it from a Darwinian perspective that we take our first step onto the path of education? Maybe not. To evolve, in Latin, means, “to turn out”. The Latin word, volere, is a turning, a revolving. The word revolere means to turn again, to turn out, and to rotate out. Educate- to lead out. To unfold, to spiral, to grow, to transform.

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Relevant Education and Great Teachers – Part Three

Published November 13, 2016

[Editor’s note: The following is the third part of a ten-part series of reflections on education, presented by Wayne Weiseman. These remarks are reprinted from his Facebook site with his permission.]

The curriculum mandates that we use in a majority of our schools are as old and tired as the hills. Outside of a few examples, unique in their approaches to the growth process, we are skating on the thick ice of centuries of static form.

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Relevant Education and Great Teachers – Part One

Published November 8, 2016

[Editor’s note: The following is the first part of a ten-part series of reflections on education, presented by Wayne Weiseman. These remarks are reprinted from his Facebook site with his permission.]

A Rumination on Relevant Education and Great Teachers

Preface

After many years of working as an educator in so many different venues, I do not wish to delimit the practice of teaching to one modality. I want to explore the essence of what it means to educate, so that we can teach anywhere, anytime, no matter the age group or the curriculum model. So, this essay morphed into a general piece about education, drawn from many a year’s distillation, refinement, contemplation, and meditation on what this educational thing is all about.

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