Schools Teach Not Soul (1)

It’s August: time for crickets, goldenrod, and golden school buses. Schools are starting all over the country: last week, next week, two weeks from now. As I prepare for my new year, I have some old questions.  I wonder: How did schools get to be the way they are?  In what ways do they serve their students, and in what ways do they need to change? How do teachers need to change? What do we need to remember? To learn?

Schools Teach Not Soul (1)

 

Schools teach convention,

Not soul.

Small walls,

Straight rows

Open thinking in only a few directions.

 

Classrooms inculcate new citizens

Enculturate

Acclimate

Homogenate

 

No wonder the feet fidget freedom

About Alix Moore

Alix Moore is a writer, speaker , and teacher who is passionate about the joyful transformation of the planet. Although there may be birthing pains, she knows that the future is bright. To that end, she teaches others to hear and honor their inner wisdom. Her workshops are both inspirational and practical, offering effective methods of self-empowerment, meditation, creativity, and joyful living. Alix is the author of a number of books on writing, teaching, and spiritual growth. Her latest, River of Light, Joyous Cocreation with Earth and Spirit, is due out in February, 2015. When not writing or presenting workshops, Alix can be found raising chickens, training cows , or harvesting vegetables on her organic farm, in Clarksburg, MD.
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