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 Teachers as Mystics: Part Two

May 20, 2019—In Part One of this two part blog-post I painted in broad brush strokes the features of teaching ...
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IN:SIGHT Teachers as Mystics: Part One

May 5, 2019—Educators love to create categories and frameworks for learning, as if learning is solely contingent on structure and ...
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IN:SIGHT Embodied Teaching

Feb 26, 2019—I was recently thinking about embodied teaching.  The source of my reflection is the theology course I’m taking.  ...
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IN:SIGHT Empathy Fatigue

February 7, 2019—Is empathy fatigue just another word for burnout or is there something particular about empathy fatigue that is ...
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IN:SIGHT Thresholds of Learning

January 22, 2019—The winter solstice is a month past.  The earth is no longer at its maximum tilt away from ...
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IN:SIGHT The Gift

December 28, 2018—This time of year lots of emotional energy, thought, and treasure goes into thinking about, acquiring, wrapping, and ...
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