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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 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 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 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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