Monthly Archives: February 2015

A note of thanks…

I wanted to share this note I received from the school staff at Norgate Elementary. I presented to them on attachment and developmentally friendly approaches to supporting Squamish Nation children attending the school.  It’s not a bragg, however, validation that I’m on … Continue reading

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7 Educational Principles….

Vision-directed and Value-based Goals and Program Objectives: Keeping Them Simple Modeling: Setting the Example Being Inclusive: Stakeholder Involvement from the Beginning to the End A Holistic Approach Instead of Compartmentalization of Issues Context and Diverse Learners Use Research to Guide … Continue reading

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The visitor…

Every year I am greeted by one red breasted robin appearing in my back yard. Usually as the seasons begin to change from winter to spring. A powerful time of transformation according to my teachings. Each time I am stilled by … Continue reading

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Knowledge…an emerging phenomenon

These four things combined tell us that knowledge is an emerging phenomenon… It’s Embodied It’s Embedded It’s Extended It’s Enacted The wise words of SFU Professor, Dr. Heesoon Bai (2015).

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Sensory Poem…

“Caring is like the deep blue sea, It sounds like a cat’s purr, It smells like fresh baked cookies, It tastes bittersweet, It looks like sky diving, It feels like a risk”                 … Continue reading

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What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The pursuit of knowledge

The pursuit of knowledge in and of itself has, in traditional contexts,  been considered a contemplative practice aimed at becoming fully human. One my professors, Charles Scott, said something to this effect the other day and it synthesized a entire … Continue reading

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