Teachers need to learn how to respond to the child rather than how to deliver information into the child’s brain. When teachers are in tune with the inner life of a child, they will make the perfect course of study available to that child. In order to connect to the soul of the child, teachers need to understand themselves. Our courses and classes are designed, through the joyful process of self-reflection, to answer the question “Who am I as a teacher?” It is an essential question, because the answer will color all interactions with children.
‘The current system is failing today’s children. The world is rapidly changing, and the children of today are different. They know how to access any information they might need – right from their smart phones. Information need no longer be standardized into the old categories of math, English, history, and social studies that we’re still limited to in school. Our outdated educational system is past due for an overhaul.
The children being born are prepared for a great shift into this world that is less about survival and more about creating a new civilization. They bring us gifts in the arts and sciences. We need to help them give these gifts by teaching them the skills they need and preparing them for the inevitable challenges that they’ll encounter in life on Earth. We ourselves also have much to learn from the children.