Educating from the Heart: Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Transforming Education

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Aostre N. Johnson, Marilyn Webb Neagley
R&L Education, Jun 16, 2011 - Education - 196 pages
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Educating from the Heart: Theoretical and Practical Approaches to Transforming Education is based on the questions: 'What does it mean to educate from the heart? What does it mean to educate with spirit?' It offers both theoretical overviews and practical approaches for educators, academics, education students and parents who are interested in transforming schools. Well-respected voices in the field of education provide a framework that includes recent findings from the world of neuroscience, as well as fresh perspectives about traditional wisdom. Practicing educators describe methods directly applicable in classrooms. In addition, many chapters emphasize the importance of educators attending to their own inner lives. The book encourages reinvigorating approaches to learning and teaching that can easily be integrated into both public and private K-12 school classrooms, with many ideas also applicable to higher education. It supports an educational system based on the beliefs that heart and spirit are intertwined with mind and intellect, and that inner peace, wisdom, compassion, and conscience can be developed together with academic content and skills.

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Aostre N. Johnson is a professor of education at Saint Michael's College in Vermont, where she teaches courses on integrated curriculum theory and practice and child development and directs the master's degree curriculum concentration. She has published a number of articles and co-edited a book related to creative, spiritual, and ethical approaches to education and has also founded and directed holistic schools for children.

Marilyn Webb Neagley has worked both locally and nationally for over forty years with non-profit organizations as a CEO, volunteer, trustee and/or consultant. She was most recently the recipient of an IPPY gold medal for best northeastern non-fiction for her book of reflections, Walking through the Seasons.

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