When I was a high school teacher, I was very concerned with internal motivation: I wanted my students to be internally motivated to agree to the choices I was giving them! At the time, I didn't see the irony. In fact, I saw myself as a progressive, compassionate teacher. A "cool" teacher. I placed my… Continue reading The First Key: Motivation & Intention
Empathic intelligence is cultivated as a practice, much like meditation. In this way, it becomes an accessible and accurate tool for insight.
Image: http://www.auslanstageleft.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/roman_sermon_base.jpg When I first met Jamaal Bowman, educator, leader, and founding principal of the respected Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School in the Bronx, I was fortunate to have a long conversation with him explaining my work as a facilitator of "Expanded Knowing." Fortunate for two reasons: first, because he allowed me the… Continue reading Empathic Intelligence: Your Untapped Jedi Power
Like the Felt Sense described in the previous video, The Flow of Attention is natural and innate. Mastery of the Flow of Attention is one of the keys to developing your intuition. In this video, I describe three ways to play with the flow of attention, and lead you in a guided meditation. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/Dzl0yblbU2w
Episode 2 of The Knowing Revolution! In this episode: The exquisite intelligence of your cells - the product of 4 billion years of evolution. Your loudmouth brain, and what we can learn when we ignore it. And how mastering the language of your body's Felt Sense is the first step to expanded knowing. https://youtu.be/Skc2rYl82lo
I am so pleased to announce my new YouTube Channel: The Knowing Revolution! The channel is designed for educators who want to bring more joy and engagement into their learning environments through empowered, expanded knowing! I will be providing instruction in expanded knowing, and interviewing people who inspire me. Check out Episode 1: Intuition and… Continue reading The Knowing Revolution!
This afternoon, I was consoling my son who was crying after getting a jab in the eye, when I heard another parent say to their son, "there will be no crying on the playground today!" Years ago, as a freshly minted teenager in 1984, I remember the criticism voiced around dining room tables when Geraldine… Continue reading Politics, Emotions and Intelligence
Introduction I have recently been working with clients in the non-profit world who have been using systems thinking and mapping. These organizations are working on a variety of social and environmental change questions. Their goals are greater understanding of their systems to create effective, lasting, positive change. What they have found is that while they value systems thinking… Continue reading What Belongs? Three Dimensions of a Social Constellation
"...I feel like education is a way of keeping knowledge from the students. That it’s used to teach them how to be powerless, how to lose their power." This past November, I was an organizer and presenter for the 2015 North American Systemic Constellations Conference. I focused my presentation on the Expanded Knowing Project - my topic: “Education, Justice… Continue reading Knowledge is power – and I’m not sharing it!
(Most scholars pronounce her name, given to her by the Hidatsa tribe, with a hard g: Sah-KAH-gah-WEE-ah) A year ago, my young daughter and I signed up to see an all-Native production of Sacagawea, Bird Woman. Knowing little about her beyond a few basic facts and her image on the dollar coin, we decided to do a… Continue reading From Meaningless to Meaning-Full: How I Used Body-Centered Inquiry to Understand the Life of Sacagawea.