Principles of Getting Messy: Teaching and learning are courageous. They take us into unknown places with unknown outcomes. Being a learner (letting yourself get messy) is what encourages creative insight to happen. There’s always possibility under the surface. It’s just that you need a certain way of looking to see it. From Getting Messy: A [ Read more … ]
Creativity allows us to prioritize the present moment over our thinking. We’re the most human when we’re being creative. And when we give something–a project, a seminar, a relationship, a dilemma–space, the next right action naturally presents itself.
Many who teach, train, coach, or mentor focus on content and strategies, but it’s the opening of space that’s transformative. When we focus solely on content, learning becomes static. We have no room to let the wisdom under the surface reveal itself. Try shifting your focus to the space. ✨ For more about the potency [ Read more … ]
My love for teaching began when I realized that I could be a learner when I teach. And in fact, I was a better teacher when I held that position. It’s amazing how greater wisdom comes through when we admit we don’t know and stop trying to figure it out. The first time I do [ Read more … ]
I’ve always loved teaching– I find it to be mysterious, creative, and beautiful. Elliot Eisner (eloquently) puts words to my own experience: “Teaching is an activity whose [best] efforts result in what the fine arts are intended to provide: a heightened consciousness and aesthetic experience. “ “Teaching is an artistically pervaded activity. It provides [ Read more … ]