Intelligence is more than intellect The educational system is focused on developing the intellect. The intellect is viewed as being located in the brain, experienced as the thoughts we have in our head, and demonstrated through writing and test taking. My work is to expand this limited view by introducing new practices that create richer… Continue reading Teaching Empathic Intelligence to Teens – Part 2: Developmental Stages
Image: http://www.auslanstageleft.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/roman_sermon_base.jpg When I first met Jamaal Bowman, educator, leader, and founding principal of the respected Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School in the Bronx, I was fortunate to have a long conversation with him explaining my work as a facilitator of "Expanded Knowing." Fortunate for two reasons: first, because he allowed me the… Continue reading Empathic Intelligence: Your Untapped Jedi Power
We have been working from a very restrictive paradigm when it comes to how we know things. Like Rodin's "The Thinker", we have placed enormous emphasis on using our brain to make sense of bits of information in order to try to know something. Anyone who has ever sifted through research data, or news reports,… Continue reading Empower Your Body-Mind!