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.


IN:SIGHT Teaching As Listening

November 17th, 2017—For a story to be told about teaching there must be a person on the other end listening ...
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IN:SIGHT Teaching Stories

October 27, 2017—What are the stories you tell to yourself about your teacher-self? What are the stories others tell about ...
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IN:SIGHT Teaching Truly

October 16th, 2017—For many teachers the driving question of their professional identity is, how do I teach in a way ...
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IN:SIGHT Stop Teaching

October 2nd, 2017 - One strategy for increasing educational effectiveness is to stop teaching. I don’t mean leaving the profession, ...
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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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