Patricia Hampl says, “Maybe being oneself is an acquired taste.”[ii] That’s a good way to think about the search for self that occurs in the process of learning. After all, we aren’t approaching information from a vacuum. We approach it within the context of who we are as a person. All of our past experiences, our beliefs, the things we’ve been taught by our families and important communities, these will shape the perspective that we bring to our learning. And our learning may shake up those perspectives, may threaten the things we thought we knew about ourselves, who we are, and our place in this world. And that can be a scary thing.
In my last post, I talked about the developmental progression that I think about when it comes to learning. In this developmental process, I consider the following: Learning Outcomes: What do … Continue reading
It is important to build opportunities for connection and engagement for students. In order to do this successfully, I make a continued effort to root my teaching in the … Continue reading
Exceptional teaching provides structured opportunities for both students and the teacher to hear one’s inner voice and understand one’s calling. Aside from being the executive director of a center for … Continue reading