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Mind Over Matter?

Mind Over Matter?

“Education is inherently and inevitably an issue of human goals and human values.” These words are found in the introduction to Howard Gardner’s Five Minds for the Future.  He places before us five critical uses or “muscles” of the human mind if we are to live well in the days ahead. These five, a pentad,… Continue Reading Mind Over Matter?

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Of Mystery and Education

Of Mystery and Education

I have two sons and wonder with a sense of mystery what it means to educate them well. I grew up believing that education was somehow about taking a bunch of stuff which was external to me and making it a part of me.  You know, taking that which is external and making it internal.… Continue Reading Of Mystery and Education

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Peeking Into Knowledge

Peeking Into Knowledge

  I am a huge fan of the recently deceased Dallas Willard.  Dallas was a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California, prolific writer, and deep thinker about things that matter.  He left this earth around 3 years ago. Recently I was rereading one of his books in which he was exploring and… Continue Reading Peeking Into Knowledge

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Reimagining Three Amigos

Reimagining Three Amigos

Three Amigos? I always like it when things work out.  You know, you discover those students who “get it?”   Subject matter clicks with personal soul condition.  Mystery is entered into.  Lives are in the process of being changed.  Education, with all its beauty, wonderment, and weightiness is…happening. A confession.  I was not classically trained.… Continue Reading Reimagining Three Amigos

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Kon-Tiki

Kon-Tiki Kind of Times

    This weekend I watched the movie Kon-Tiki with my family.  Having never read it, I found the whole thing new, and wonderfully so. Thor Heyerdahl and his bride, Liv, are beginning their marriage on Fatu Hiva, near the Polynesian Islands.  The question captured is this, “Was Polynesia discovered from the West, Asia or… Continue Reading Kon-Tiki Kind of Times

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