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.