In:sight reflections on education

I believe that the purpose of education is to transform the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual life of the learner.  I believe, consistent with the root meaning of education, that transformation is the process of drawing out the inner wisdom of the learner.  My responsibility as an educator is to create an engaged and rigorous learning environment where learners are invited into deep relationship with the content we are studying as well as each other as members of a classroom community. Academic success is premised more on change and transformation of the learner rather than the capacity to present back to me specific forms of information. This blog is an invitation to explore these concepts while also providing insights and practical means for turning these teaching ideas into achievable goals.

Learn more about the intent of this blog in my first blog post.


InSight: The Ecology of Vibrant Classrooms

March 3rd, 2017 - One of my favorite teaching texts is a short quote from Terry and Renny Russell, two ...
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IN:SIGHT Gathering up the Self

January 22nd, 2017 - Let me start with a premise; the classroom can be a sacred space. This premise is ...
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IN:SIGHT Digging Deep Into the Why

January 8th, 2017 - What do you find most annoying as a teacher? What student behavior makes you the most ...
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IN:SIGHT Seeing Teaching at a Slant

December 20th, 2016 - I frequently start my higher education classes with a poem, typically a poem that has little ...
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IN:SIGHT Teaching In Despair

December 14th, 2016 - Just about every time I’m in K-12 schools I witness broken-hearted teaching in one form or ...
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IN:SIGHT Teaching as Un-seeing

November 25th, 2016 - This picture of a blackbird perched on a branch singing over a marsh of cattail reeds ...
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