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Maria Montessori 150 years

“On the higher educational level, justice is something truly spiritual; it tries to ensure that every child shall make the best of himself (achieve his potential). Justice is to give every human being the necessary help to bring about the fullest spiritual stature. Service of the spirit at every age means helping those energies that…
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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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SCARF model

Understanding needs – SCARF in school

Do you know your brain? You probably know a little something. Like how it works through firing neurons in complex neural networks, and how the brain chemistry: hormones like dopamine, serotonin and adrenaline, affect how you feel. You probably know that different areas of the brain are dedicated to e.g. language, vision etc, and you…
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Like a boss

Who is accountable?

“Surely there must be someone that is held accountable if the team’s result isn’t satisfactory?” “Everybody’s responsibility is nobody’s responsibility”. “I like to be able to send complaining parents to the principal instead of having to deal with them myself.” “Who should I call in a team when there’s no boss?” “How do I know…
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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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Robert Kegan: the Evolution of the Self

Robert Kegan is one of the researchers whose work has inspired us at Teal School. He is a retired Professor in Adult Learning and Professional Development at Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of books like The Evolving Self, In Over Our Heads and Immunity to Change. We encourage you to listen to…
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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 brighter future is in the hands of Wholeness

“It is about people. Connecting deeply to each other, to themselves and to the system. From seeing the system as something that is out there, something they´re doing to us, towards seeing yourself as being part of the system” /Otto Scharmer, talk about U Theory, Wisdom 2.0 The month of October is coming to an…
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