Education, Michelle's Memoir, Writings

Confessions of an Ex-schoolteacher

What is the good of learning if in the process we are destroying ourselves?  ~J. Krishnamurti I had a commonsense realization a few months into my full-time advertising career. Advertising breeds consumerism, and consumerism is destroying the world, or at the very least not helping to make it a better place. I was a writer,… Continue reading Confessions of an Ex-schoolteacher

Communicating, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, Power

Bowing Out of the Learning Circle.

The individual is of first importance, not the system. ~J. Krishnamurti My experiences in my first six years as a school teacher showed me unequivocally that the system is of first importance in a traditional school setting—not the individual. Testing took precedence over learning. Administrators admonished teachers with frequent reminders of the rules and references… Continue reading Bowing Out of the Learning Circle.