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 Moral Dilemma

December 7th 2018—For many years I have experienced what I increasingly see as a moral dilemma.  It leads me to ...
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IN:SIGHT Questioning the Mirror

November 2nd, 2018—I have learned much about teaching by seeking out information and ideas from outside the field of education.  ...
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IN:SIGHT Vocational Amnesia

October 19th, 2018—Frederick Buechner famously described a professional calling as “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep ...
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IN:SIGHT Soul Repair

October 5th, 2018—In my previous post I drew comparisons between the moral injury that physicians and teachers experience because of ...
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IN:SIGHT Moral Injury

September 14th, 2018—It is a well-known fact that teachers are leaving the profession at increasingly higher rates.  50% of teachers ...
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IN:SIGHT Classrooms as Sacred Space

August 31st, 2018—Summer is coming to a close and students from Kindergarten through graduate school are heading back to classrooms to ...
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