Without Sanctuary & Strange Fruit Strange Fruit by Billie HolidaySouthern trees bear strange fruit,Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant south,The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,Then the sudden smell of burning flesh. Here is …

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Dr. Rendon: Creating an Integrative, Consonant Pedagogy Rooted in Social Justice — Dr. Laura Rendon

Exemplary Portrait: Barbara Jaffe Teaches English in California’s Puente Project, El Camino College Puente (Bridge) works with low-income, first generation community college students Familia writing model Employs writing as a contemplative practice tool Faculty member becomes a change agent, liberator and healer Agreements Professor Jaffe Broke Writing is a stand-alone activity disconnected from student lives …

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Creating an Integrative, Consonant Pedagogy

Creating an Integrative, Consonant PedagogyJanuary 2009 Laura I. RendónProfessor & ChairDepartment of Educational Leadership and Policy StudiesIowa State UniversityMy Learning Inquiry: Core QuestionWhat is the experience of working with an integrative, nondual, consonant pedagogy in higher education? Core Agreements About Research The agreement that quantitative research is superior to all other research methods. The agreement …

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Group Dialogue: Speaking Broadly about Education

Speaking broadly about education, what do you think all students should learn?To be good to each otherTo shareTo createTo collaborateTo learn knowledgeTo develop knowledgeTo growTo be oneselfTo listenTo reflectTo be… What is the dream of education you seek to realize?To be…I think the greatest challenge in my life is to know I will always “be” …

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Wholeness Websites

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Naropa University The Fetzer Institute

The Book of Hours

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point …

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