teaching philosophy ~ Pedagogy:
I believe there is one Absolute Truth, and we all hold different pieces of it.
Learning involves a triangular relationship between student, teacher, and material.
One of my tasks, as teacher, is to try to limit the inherent ‘power’ in that role, in the way I design a classroom, a lesson, or hold space.
Together, through dialogue, the diversity of voices from people of different backgrounds with different life experiences can bring us closer to this Truth.
Despite what my graduate degree might claim, I do not claim to be a master of anything, only a guide - I have only walked down a particular path for a particular period of time. Imagine a guide who takes people out on the land - I do not claim to know all the secrets of the Universe, but am happy to point you to those things that I have learned and experienced that might be of service in your own journey. In this way, I offer back my learning journey to those who are open and willing.
As a guide, my role is to bring stimuli, and hopefully, new and unbiased ways of looking at something, and to create a brave container that is safe for all to participate and learn in.
My teachings are my particular infusion of a multitude of ideas and philosophies, and rest firmly on the caring and hard work of so many teachers that have come before me, both living and deceased. I am grateful and indebted to these guides who have paved the way before me, and in no way claim to be a master of their teachings, only to have walked their path for some time. During the various workshops I offer, I will do my best to give tribute to, with honor and gratitude, the teachers on whose work my own offerings rest.