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.

Blogs

IN:SIGHT Endings

June 8th, 2018—Marge Piercy concludes her poem “Seven of Pentacles” with an acknowledgement to endings and the rewards for work ...
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IN:SIGHT Connected

May 18, 2018—There is strong agreement among many scientists and poets that all things are connected; the human and natural ...
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IN:SIGHT Working in the Margins

May 2nd, 2018—When you struggle as a teacher, and all teachers struggle at some point in their career, who do ...
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IN:SIGHT Promise and Peril

April 10th, 2018—Every year I search out the first signs of spring.  I begin watching long before the snow melts ...
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IN:SIGHT Teaching as Alchemy

March 23rd, 2018—Perhaps you have heard someone say with a tone of admiration and respect that a teacher “put their ...
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IN:SIGHT Orthodoxy and Heresy

March 9th, 2018—How is it decided which teaching practices fall into the category of accepted (orthodoxy) and which instructional moves ...
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