One of the human life movements that have puzzled me a lot is our need to build ourselves to then be able to deconstruct ourselves. It seems to be that we need to strengthen our self-steam during out development to then be able to be humble, we need to develop a health and structured ego … Continue lendo for adults: let’s work on better versions of ourselves and let the children in peace
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
One of the main challenges of my current journey is that at the same time that I feel invited to learn to open myself completely for each new space, school and relationship (which I found out to be a easy task for me), I am also invited to learn how to say goodbye, to allow … Continue lendo What have I learned from Auroville Kindergarten?
"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
It was an ordinary day of work in my third month at the Inkiri School, when one of the dear educators calls me and subtly tells me a phrase that would be last weeks of reflection in my mind: "She's bossing you around, in case you haven't noticed." She was referring to a 3-year-old child, … Continue lendo She is bossing me around
I recently had the chance to visit the Waldorf School in San Diego, and shared a bit of my experience here on the blog. Since the world of Waldorf Education is vast and profound, I thought it was worth it to write a more theoretical post with the objective of presenting more about Rudolf Steiner, the … Continue lendo The Waldorf Education: Rudolf Steiner’s vision
“Essentially, there is one true reason for living: it is to know yourself. We are here to learn - to learn who we are, why we are here, and what we need to do.” The Mother I arrived at my next stop: Auroville Kindergarten. An early childhood school located in Auroville, India, where I will be a volunteer … Continue lendo The Integral Education proposed by Mirra Alfassa, The Mother
"The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence." Jiddu Krishnamurti At the end of 2017 I had the privilege of passing 10 weeks participating in the daily routine of the Inkiri Piracanga School (read here one post I have wrote about the school). My arrival represented the start of a long … Continue lendo What did I learn with Inkiri School?
Juventude é talvez uma das fases mais deliciosamente desafiadoras da vida. É receber um balde de realidade e um balde de hormônio. É utopia e desilusão. É responsabilidade e transgressão. É ser julgado e ser cobrado. É ter que decidir quando mais se quer tudo. É uma pulsão de vida que erradia pelos corpos, pelos … Continue lendo A sutil violência de “querer ser alguém na vida”
It is undeniable that in the last century humanity has continuously broken the barriers of rational and scientific knowledge. We went to the moon, shortened the geographical distances between us, dissected the human body, programmed computers, packed and refrigerated food, and extended biological life. With these conquests, we placed reason as the dominant function of … Continue lendo Education beyond reason