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Educating for Humanity

Educating for Humanity II: Excellence in Teaching Practice

Key Factors education: • Students • Teachers • Earth

Students should be educated in: • • • •

Self Community Earth Spirit

Teachers prepare them for… • Their place in society • Their function in their community • Their passions • The causes and effects in the environment • Building and exploring different relationships

Students: Oneself • Making choices – What kind of education – What teacher they want

• Group Work – What role do they play

• Expression – Students needs to be heard

The Importance of Teachers • Share oneself with students • Authenticity • Personal growth and development • Connect to students • Collaboration with others

Teachers: Growth • Team collaboration • Life long learning – Feel of accomplishment and appreciate for going beyond the teaching degree

• Take pride in their work • Use their passion to engage with students and community

Spirit in Education: Students and Teachers • • •

Nurturing of the inner life Find deeper purpose and meaning Building an inclusive community of learning together

The Spiritual Realm • Teachers a facilitators aid students allow help students: – Find – Evoke – Uncover

• To find their personal meaning

Spirit Integrated with Education • Education is understood in school when – Heart – Spirit – Community

• Are integrated with academics

Students Need and Understanding • Value of life • Mean and purpose • Wisdom • Beauty • Justice

Diversity • When celebrated students

– Are rewarded through collaboration – Show commitment to

• • •

Social responsibility The natural world around us Honor and spirit in education

Inner Life of Students • Vocabulary development so there are meaningful discussions about – What is sacred – Spiritual meaning

• Their inner life needs to be woven into the curriculum

Schools, teachers, & students • Build a sense of community • Encourage diversity • Embrace arts • Celebrate nature • Honor the past • Encourage social action • Search for authentic meaningful learning

Social Values • Schools can teach

academics with a broader context of social values – A district wide mandate • Bi-weekly class meetings

– Topic  Bullying

Building Classroom Climate • Creating a mystery • Maintaining that • •

mystery Creating acceptance Training to ask good questions – Open ended

• Building enthusiasm to find solutions

Positive Classroom Climate Promotes

• Curiosity • Questioning • Eager to learn

Community: Indirect Teaching • • • •

Non-judgmental Integrated Belonging Connectedness

Educating for Humanity