When I was drafting this post I started to question myself if education can exists without communication. Wouldn't one thing be inherent to the other? The education exists only on the relationship with oneself, the other, and the world. And communication is the central figure on human capacity to relate. As well said by the … Continue lendo Non-violent communication (NVC) on Education
As I have shared here before, at the end of May I have participated on the “Green Educators” course at Green School, in Bali. Unfortunately I was not able to write this post before – and so many things have happened between the course and now – that I don’t feel so connected with the … Continue lendo What have I learned at Green School?
It's time to share a little bit about one of the main treasures of education I found here in Auroville. Auroville is a city with so many initiatives, so many schools, proposals, activities, that it is impossible to know everything and even more impossible to go deeper on it with such short time! Awareness Through … Continue lendo Awareness Through the Body: a gift from Auroville schools
Children here at Auroville Kindergarten sit in a circle many times a day. They sit in a circle with their classmates to start the day. They lie in a circle in order to relax their body before going to snack and lunch. They sit in a big circle with all the school children at the … Continue lendo The Circle Pedagogy
This week I saw in the Auroville News & Notes newspaper that Last School (a high school here) was hosting an art exhibition, organized by students who were finishing their senior year at school. The youth always intrigues me and throughout this journey, I have been impressed by the power of artistic expression in this … Continue lendo MIRAGE: Art-exhibition from high school students
"In play, children construct their spatial relationships, their domains of actions, sensorial-motor configurations (Gestalts) that - in the manner of operations with relationships and actions - we see emerge as if they, children, give origin to them, operating in the interior of their minds. " (Humberto Maturana and Gerda Verden-Zoller, in "Amar e Brincar", p. … Continue lendo Play learning and learn playing
What is special about this house? It was built by 15 6-year-old children from the Green Group - the oldest group of children at Auroville Kindergarten. For a few weeks, the children spent part of their day building this entire structure. From the bricks to the roof, everything was done by them. On the day … Continue lendo The house built by 6-years-old children
Before I set out on my trip I had a certain expectation of being able to gather simple practices that could be implemented by any teacher at any school without barriers of financial and material resources. My experience and intuition told me that the most powerful solutions are usually the simplest and I have decided … Continue lendo 1 minute of silent at schools