A Growing Stillness

Henri Nouwen was a man of faith who once wrote this about the winter solstice (Advent): "This time of year I feel a growing stillness in myself…" I felt a strong connection to that phrase:  a growing stillness.  As an extravert who has to speak in order to know what she is thinking,  I can […]

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Educating from the Heart

When I was a kid,  about twelve years old,  I went to a YMCA special weekend called Inward Bound (the link isn’t to the same program,  but this one is close,  and looks great!). It was for kids all over the state and we learned about ourselves,  about how we’re all different,  and got some […]

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A Birthday Gift

This short story will tell you a great deal about Global Learning PARTNERS. The partners and staff are having their summer meeting in Rhode Island at Valerie Uccellani’s parents’ home in early June. I received a sweet invitation to join them – not for the meeting – but for the good fellowship, good food, ocean […]

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Evolving Educational Systems

We are living in revolutionary times when it comes to education. More and more, people are turning to the internet for their learning, and before too long I expect our entire educational system will be turned on its head because of “non-traditional” offerings. Even if the educational norms aren’t turned completely upside down, new models will […]

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JOY IS THE MEASURE

Paulo Freire continually asked, "What is to know?"  I want to add another open question:   How do you know you are right on, doing what folks truly need for their learning and yours? This week I realized:  Joy is the measure.   I feel and realize deep joy in learning and teaching – seeing groups of […]

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