Deciding What to Teach

Education for Life, Teachers 1747 Comments

In any modern school, certain academic skills must be taught. We know these skills as the three pillared core of education: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Education for Life teachers have incredible freedom to decide what to teach their students beyond basic literacy. There are guidelines…

The Power of Family Traditions

Appreciation, Conscious Parenting, Holidays 5 Comments

Every Monday since September, the elementary students have been joining together for a morning sharing time, the inner joy circle. We spend about 30 minutes together with the intention of connecting with one another and sharing in practices that raise our consciousness as a group and facilitate a child’s personal growth. This last week we talked about our favorite things during Thanksgiving. Almost all of the hands raised…

Our School is Growing!

Expansion Project 7 Comments

The Living Wisdom School in Portland is in the process of raising money to build a new school. We are using an exciting new platform for investments, so that the community can support our growth, while also getting a return on their investment. Here is some information…

Teaching as Spiritual Practice

Education for Life, Teachers, Teaching Spiritual Principles, Tools of Maturity 4 Comments

Recently, I had the honor of presenting at the Holistic Teaching and Learning Conference in Ashland, Oregon. It was a very inspiring conference to attend. There were several people there working in schools around Canada and the US who are re-imagining an education that looks at the whole child – not just the intellect. In Education for Life, we work each day to create lessons that…