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Relevant Education and Great Teachers -Part Ten

Published January 30, 2017

[Editor’s note: The following is the tenth 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 (part ten)

Growing in Stages

“It is only when we have the right conception of man’s life as a connected whole that we come to realize how different from each other the various ages are”. (Rudolf Steiner)

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Relevant Education and Great Teachers -Part Nine

Published January 30, 2017

[Editor’s note: The following is the ninth 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 (part nine)

Adventurers on a Journey

“Whoever travels without a guide needs two hundred years for a two-day journey”. (Rumi)

I remember very distinctly how, as children, we would run through the forest as adventurers on a quest into the wonder and mystery of the unknown. We may have journeyed on previously traveled trails, but in our youth of awe and wonder, one would never know what to expect around the bend or behind a shrub or tree trunk. It was always a total experience of the body at full steam, sweating, acutely aware, senses wide open, the mind imagining, analyzing, figuring, and foreboding. The heart thrilled at new and daring prospects pumping from physical exertion and the spirit was delighted to be free to run through the natural world unencumbered by internal or external inhibiting structures. We were so open to learn, to experience life whole and first hand in all its majesty and beauty. The little kid in us was doing its thing, totally.

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Relevant Education and Great Teachers -Part Eight

Published January 29, 2017

[Editor’s note: The following is the eighth 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 (part eight)

“To teach love, we have to feel love. To feel love, we have to see all as divine. To see all as divine we have to contemplate the divine within everyone, and dance with the divinity.” Shrii Shrii Anandamurti

“The Perfect Way is only difficult for those who pick and choose; do not like; do not dislike; all will be clear. Make a hairsbreadth difference, and Heaven and Earth are set apart. If you want the truth to stand clear before you, never be for or against. The struggle between for and against is the mind’s worst disease.” (Seng-Tsan)

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Relevant Education and Great Teachers -Part Six

Published December 25, 2016

[Editor’s note: The following is the sixth 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 (part six)

Exploring the Reasons of Whole Learning

“Our thinking is inconsistent with what we actually see.” (Victor Schauberger)

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Relevant Education and Great Teachers – Part Five

Published December 2, 2016

[Editor’s note: The following is the fifth 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 (part five)

We are not rejecting the many gifts of our ancestors, nor are we blotting out our future possibilities and hopes for this world. But, if we, as educators, help our students, whoever they may be, to live fully into this very moment, mutual love and respect for all life would shine penultimately throughout our communities and all our existence on this planet earth. We want a life of majesty, mercy, compassion and love. How can we get this? We know that the ideas of wholeness and unity provide a key. By incorporating them as meaningful goals real healing takes place and our human nature is allowed to emerge and come to full expression.

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Waste Money on Software

15 January 2016

If your company or organization regularly trains your employees in order to fulfill internal or external requirements, chances are your company has had to face the question of whether or not to buy a learning management system (LMS), or in some cases, to upgrade your existing LMS, or switch to a different one. Here’s how to waste money on software.

In my observation, first time buyers of an LMS are wasting their money, no matter how carefully they do their research on LMS providers.

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Customer Loyalty

25 October 2015

Let’s talk about customer loyalty. There’s a great lesson in this from television. In Episode 4 of Season 1 of the Andy Griffith Show, new pharmacist Ellie Walker incurs the wrath of Emma, a long-time customer of the pharmacy, when Ellie refuses to hand out Emma’s “special pills” without a prescription. Ellie wins Emma back as a loyal customer by providing “concierge service” afterward.

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Repurposing Assets

19 October 2015

In today’s Lesson from Andy, I discuss the risks and benefits of repurposing assets.

In Episode 2 of the Andy Griffith Show, entitled, “The Manhunt”, Andy and Barney are on the lookout for an escaped criminal. The criminal eludes them until Andy sets a clever trap. Andy leaves his leaky fishing boat out where the criminal can find it as an escape route, only to be foiled when the boat takes on water.

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