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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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Relevant Education and Great Teachers – Part Four

Published November 19, 2016

[Editor’s note: The following is the fourth 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 four)

A New Paradigm for Education

“Every living culture and language is the result of countless cross-fertilizations- not a rise and fall of civilizations, but more like a flowerlike periodic absorbing-blooming-bursting and scattering of seed.” (Gary Snyder)

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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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