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CIRCLE TEACHING

by Patricia Jepsen

30 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Booklet $6

A Teaching Manual for The Sanctuary School

DESCRIPTION

Explores the teacher-facilitator's preparation and how a teaching circle can be created in the classroom. This booklet complements Six Lessons with Delphi and Teaching Delphi, and is a helpful resource for parents and teacher-partners.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The Circle Sanctuary and Its Presence in the Room - The Heart-Mind - Preparation Before Entering the Classroom - The Sanctuary Approach and the Pristine Moment - Having Fun in School - Leaving Convention Behind - Interfacing the Academic Studies with Our Partners in Nature -What the Children Can Tell Us and What They Already Know - What Makes a Teacher for the Sanctuary School?


EXCERPT

The Heart-Mind

The Sanctuary School offers children
a foundation in kind living
and love of nature
by encouraging compassionate participation,
partnership with all life,
and individual creative expression.

Every teacher of the Sanctuary Program must have a deep appreciation for nature and a respect for all life. This is essential and is, perhaps, the primary note in the Sanctuary Program. Children demand and command truthfulness. They are very careful to sort out in their minds who is telling the truth and speaking from the heart and who is not.

This means that a thorough self-examination and understanding of your own capacity to guide the child in the Sanctuary approach to education is necessary. If you can say that you are a friend of all life and a respecter of all living beings, as well as the natural environment, you will be able to respond to the Sanctuary School approach to education and living.

What matters now are your self-honesty and your capacity to speak and listen from your heart-mind. This handbook will explore with you the realm of heart-intelligence, how it can be reached and utilized. When the heart is understood as the sanctuary that embraces and vitalizes the circle of life, the creative magic of the teaching circle can emerge to the delight of the children and the well-being of our planet. Consciousness can be lifted directly through the heart into a world of enlightenment and compassionate service.

How do you trigger the heart-mind as active intelligence and how do you create a teaching circle in your classroom?

A teaching circle is a creative expanse of energy that penetrates the classroom. It connects all life into a single unit where no barriers can exist and no static, rigid paradigm can remain. The fluidity of the circle moves energy around from one conception base to another. It passes thoughts into higher degrees of conscious awareness and allows revelation to occur within the class. It creates mobility of thought.

copyright 2003 by Patricia Jepsen Chuse

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