Author: Shabana Bashir

Embodied knowledge

The Second Mode of Knowing

I have been wanting to share Ken Wilber’s video on The missing link in Education, take a look at his video below. That which strikes me and I see as most necessary for Teal School is the second mode of knowing Ken Wilber speaks of. The table below shows the two modes of knowing in…
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From ego to eco system thinking

Educational Futures

How might we build our capacity to both imagine and create futures that are the futures that we really want to see coming about Keri Facer Professor of Educational & Social Futures Our conceptualization of how the world works and our narrative about the future sets the direction for the development of society. At present,…
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Real organization chart

A Short Note on Hierarchy – and why we’re leaving it

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.  Richard Buckminster Fuller In my most favourite book Reinventing Organizations; which started my Journey for Teal School you find the above Buckminster Fuller quote on page 1. So with those words we are…
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Kids dancing

Relationships at School – a Cornerstone of an Empathetic Society

The researchers found that having strong social connections was important for both happiness and meaningfulness… A question was asked in relation to an instagram post by Teal School with regards to Evolutionary Purpose. The question was “What Do We mean by building relationships in schools?” In response to a very important question: This post explains…
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Evolutionary purpose – follow the curiosity, follow the needs

I have often found myself in front of my class getting that feeling; the children are curious in something but the curriculum – the prescribed learning, predicted and controlled – is telling me to stick to the rigid path. First do A and then do B.  I’m torn. Sometimes as teachers we go off the…
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The three brains and a whole system approach

“Our current knowledge is that we have three brains: there is of course the massive brain in our head; then there is a small brain in our heart, and another in our gut. The last two are comparatively much smaller but they are fully autonomous nervous systems nonetheless”, Frédéric Laloux writes in his book Reinventing…
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Wholeness

As Teal School has wholeness on our minds for this month, I found myself rewatching Brené Brown’s talk on Vulnerability (find it on Netflix). Showing up whole and playing full out means we make ourselves vulnerable in front of others. The list on the right in the picture shows what happens when we share our…
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Standardised Education and Lifelong Learning, an Oxymoron

Are you curious about the standardised movement? Perhaps you are a teacher affected by the standardised movement, maybe you have experienced its grip on how we ‘help’ learners learn through a standardised approach? Or maybe you are new to teaching and think this is the norm? In this blog I would like to place standardised…
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From hierarchy to Holacracy

Holacracy for schools

Last week we wrote an article about Holacracy, which you can read here. But what would adopting Holacracy mean for a school in particular? A school adopting Holacracy as a structural system within which organisations get things done I believe will find itself relieved of the many, many tensions it experiences in all its structural…
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Holacracy

What is Holacracy?

Holacracy is a new social technology for governing and operating an organisation, defined by a set of core rules distinctly different from those of a conventional governed organisation. Holacracy includes the following elements: A constitution which sets out the  “rules of the game” and redistributes authority A new way to structure an organisation and define…
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