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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 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 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 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 Two

Published November 11, 2016

[Editor’s note: The following is the second 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 2)

Healing Our Educational System

“Modern life, with its over valuation of intellectual thinking and its neglect of feeling and willing- especially in education- forms man’s physical constitution in a pathologically one-sided way. This raises once again the deep connection of education and healing…All education should be healing, just as all healing must ultimately be educational.” (Rudolf Steiner)

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