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Teaching Delphi: Training Teachers to Be Like Children
Training Teachers to Be Like Children
by Patricia Jepsen and Delphi
Illustrated by Kimberley Hevesy
Published in 2002
64 pages, 8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
Spiral Bound, $8.00
Teaching Delphi, Training Teachers to Be Like Children
is a Six Lessons with Delphi
syllabus for teacher-partners. Teaching Delphi highlights
the themes and student-teacher interactions that are emphasized
in the lessons, provides an outline of the written and experiential
learning exercises that are included in each lesson, and offers
supplemental activities and questions to complement the lessons.Teachers
and facilitators will be challenged to use their imagination
and their passion for life in presenting this program of partnership
on earth with the assistance of Teaching Delphi.
Delphi is the heart of every child and youthful person. She
is the happiness and joy of a world realized in community. Perhaps
more important than anything, Delphi is the remembrance of the
child in all of us -- teacher and student, parent and child.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction - A Guide for Teacher-Partners to Six Lessons
with Delphi - Lesson One: The Earth Has a Body - Lesson
Two: Delphi's House - Lesson Three: More About Angels - Lesson
Four: All About Listening - Lesson Five: Practicing Being Good
- Lesson Six: Living Peacefully
THE REAL LAWS
Supplementary to pages 7-10 in Six Lessons with
Delphi tells a story about when all life lived happily
and harmoniously on earth. This section encourages respect for
Mother Earth and explores the kinds of laws that help our planet.
Here, again, the children will find themselves included in the
care and governance of our planet. RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY
NETWORKING and SELF-RELIANCE.
Activity: Draw or paint a picture
of what the earth looks like when she is happy and everybody
knows and obeys the real laws. Make this picture as happy as
Question: What is Delphi's plan?
(See bottom of page 7) Do you have a plan like Delphi does?
Activity: Draw a picture of your
heart and then draw the earth inside of your heart. Do you feel
differently about Mother Earth when you do this?
Activity: Ask your teacher about
your solar system. Find pictures of your solar system. What are
the real laws that govern the solar system and all the planets?
Activity: Read the Real Laws aloud
in class and discuss what they mean. Why are they good laws,
laws that will make everyone happy and in tune with one another?
Discuss the meaning of RESPECT.
Outdoor Activity: Practice asking
permission before you pick a flower, break off a branch or pick
up a stone. When you do this, can you feel the relationship between
you and the flower, the tree, the stone? And do not forget to
practice saying "thank you" for the flower, the branch,
or the stone. Thank you is a magical power, which you will learn
* Written exercises and experiential learning
· to practice the Real Laws
· to realize each has a purpose and is special
· to respect the rights of others as well as themselves
* Teacher interacts with children regarding:
· the value of respect
· the value of property
· the value of all life living and working together in
copyright 2003 by Patricia Jepsen Chuse