Have you been part of a child's life? Have you watched YouTube videos to see how to do something? Have you helped a colleague figure something out? Have you given directions? Have you mentored someone? Have you helped a teenager learn to drive, or operate a piece of equipment, or use tools? Have you trained a pet? Have you helped someone new get to know your neighborhood? Have you contemplated a scene, and simply wondered?
There are so many ways to ask the questions, but there is one answer. We are all teachers. We teach ourselves. We teach others. We explore, explain, discover, share... The simple definition of teacher — one who helps to learn — defines our experience of growing through life.
Official "teachers" — those who work in schools — carry the burden of imparting the core knowledge of civilization, but we all share the opportunity to expand and enhance that knowledge and engage in lifelong teaching and learning. Fundamentally, the truths that guide the best experiences of teaching and learning in school settings are universal, explaining how our minds and others' minds function optimally across all of life.
We have put together a series of courses for teachers, using the metaphors and examples of school because school is something we all share. The courses point to the explanation of how our minds work, and how we access the innate source of wisdom, insight, common sense, creativity and joyful learning common to us all.
If you've noticed "Resiliency in Teaching" as a CSC offering, and been curious about it but perhaps thought it didn't have anything to do with you, we'd like you to reconsider.Read more
My 20-year-old granddaughter, "T," committed suicide two years ago. The recent fears about a film that has suicide at its core shows a need for R & R (Rescue and Restoring health). I'm sharing my experience with this issue and how the Three Principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought has been significant in my own healing.
"T" and I were very close. When she moved from New York to Florida where I had relocated, I was thrilled. We were only ten minutes away from each other! This allowed us to spend more quality time together on a regular basis. Within two months, however, she decided to end her life -- and we'd gone to breakfast only two days earlier.Read more
Center for Sustainable Change (CSC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization since 2004, is coming to the end of its current fiscal year. New opportunities are being established for positive change in communities here in the US and across the globe. With your support and donation, we can "Mind the Gap" in our finances between what we would like to do and what our current funding will support.Read more
John wrote this blog post as part of his learning exercises in the "Business Building" training program conducted by Divine Play in Charlottesville, VA.
This week I embarked on a new project and I'd like to share it with all of you.
My original title for this blog post was, "Insight: What's possible when 'one person' is able to 'see' the human experience in an entirely new light?" I reduced the title to "One Person," to help me remember the core idea that surfaces again and again for me in various "forms" when I engage the world with little on my mind. All I will need going forward is those two words to remember that all it takes is a single individual to change the hearts of many.Read more
In this blog post, we "live-blogged" our 2016 #GivingTuesday online event.
From now until the end of 2016, your gift to Center for Sustainable Change has the chance to be DOUBLED thanks to a generous group of supporters who have committed to match all gifts that are an increase of a donor's previous gift, as well as gifts from new donors.Read more