Metanoia and mindfulness

In a few weeks I’ll be a graduate of St. Bonaventure University. I’ll have my degree in hand and I’m looking to make a difference in the lives of children. I’ve got some ideas of applying Franciscan spiritual principles to the education of students. I think you can do it in any setting whether public or private. St. Francis kissed the leper and that was a metanoia for him. In the past almost two years I’ve had a metanoia too. I think it’s time for a change in education. We need to re-humanize the process. Too much emphasis on testing and more testing. I recently read a book called “The Fourth Way” by Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley. I’m also a devotee of Parker Palmer and I think that we need to re-create community in our schools and specifically authentic learning communities to guide our communities and our students into the years ahead. I’m hoping this blog ignites some new thinking. I’m looking for others who are like-minded.

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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