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.


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IN:SIGHT – Unexpected Seeing

May 3, 2021 - Why do you read? Do you read for content, pleasure, or obligation? Maybe reading isn’t your ...
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In Sight Blog - Prophets of Possible

IN:SIGHT – Prophets of Possible

April 2, 2021 - I’m blessed with the guidance and wisdom of many teachers and mentors. I have my colleagues, ...
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January 21, 2021—A colleague recently told the story of a hiking trip that offered a compelling insight into the power ...
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January 10, 2021—This past summer I was visiting a place well known for its natural beauty. An area frequently visited ...
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IN:SIGHT Mystery in Teaching

Why when God’s world is so big, did you fall asleep in a prison of all places? - Rumi Dec, 28 2020 ...
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IN:SIGHT Brokenhearted Abundance

Oct. 2, 2020 — Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer in her poem “Holding What Must Be Held” writes: “Down by the river ...
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