Uncovering and questioning our assumptions about teaching and learning. Starting with the questions that we grapple with in our daily lives as educators, the program builds on the insights participants come to from their own deep looking and shared inquiry during the program. We shift from seeking answers to finding key questions that transform the way we see (and respond to) our educational challenges.
Hands-on, minds-on experiences of teaching and learning. We pay minute attention to school and classroom activities - and question what we see. By uncovering the underlying values of teaching and learning, we re-envision school, classroom and other learning environments. In re-orienting the act of teaching to one of learning, we awaken the craft of teaching.
School from scratch: the practical design of schools and classrooms. We start from scratch to design teaching and learning environments using dialogues, classroom observations (viewing film clips), role-play, interrogating our own educational narratives, readings, videos, journal writing, nature walks, silence and study time, and designing mini lessons. An invitation to awaken (or renew) a sustained passion for teaching.
(In addition to Ojai, California this program is also conducted internationally in England, Thailand, Europe, India and other locations.)