The sacred or spiritual in my life … what does that mean? I think it means looking at nature and being grateful for whatever is fun or inspiring or beautiful for me. You know – whatever engenders wonder and awe, as I experienced when I was a child. I think being sacred is simply being present, observing, and enjoying. I’ve taught children in private and public schools, and adults in schools, corporations, and state prisons. What they have taught me about spirituality can be summed up in three sentences.
One way to see the genius in your student, is for you, yourself to continually be grateful as you learn new things from everything around you, including your student; but sometimes this means that you have to stop your thinking and just observe.
“If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.” (Goethe, 2016/1882)
“The simple reason why the majority of scientists are not creative is not because they don’t know how to think; but because they don’t know how to stop thinking.” (Tolle, 2011)
I like to work in the background and let good ideas speak for themselves. Teachers and students know what they want. We empower ourselves when we listen to our hearts.
I have been a teacher/professional workshop instructor for over 40 years, working with both adult and child populations. I believe in helping a student go through personal transformation above learning information.
Professional offerings include the following.
- higher ed. pre-service teacher preparation
- in-service teacher workshops
- high/middle school science and math for all students, including youth at risk
- science topics for adult students, including incarcerated individuals
- educational software development