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Education and Indoctrination

I wrote this essay about 13 years back and it is a part (Ch.5) of the well known SDPI report “The Subtle Subversion” where it appeared under the rather uninspiring title of  “Omissions that could have been rewarding”. 153 more words

Sometimes it takes heartache and disappointment to discover your true identity

As a 3rd Year University student of Physical Education with Geography, I have looked back on my time studying over seas and wondered what would have happened if I had never left. 479 more words

Everything Happens For A Reason

How do women preach?

With the majority of pulpits filled by men, how do women who are called to preach see themselves?  I don’t mean in a physical sense but in terms of vocation. 391 more words

Preaching Voice

Unpacking the invisible fanny pack of male pastor privilege

In my Sixth Sense voice: “I see fanny packs.”

Peggy McIntosh saw a knapsack in 1989. First appearing in Peace and Freedom Magazine, her now famous article, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack,” included a list of white privileges or social benefits for those who identify as a white person in America. 946 more words

Female Leadership

The Porn Star & Ignatius

What makes a saint a saint?

Christian spirituality, and the Catholic spirituality in particular, very much focuses on the power of examples.

As modern psychology shows, humans get access to their particular cultural environments through  821 more words


The Work of Education is the Loosening of Identity-Formations

I take my cues on the nature of identity-formations from my area of intellectual expertise, Buddhist philosophy. One concept that appears early in Buddhist thought, and that gets extrapolated in many different ways over the course of Buddhist intellectual history, is called the “conceit I-am” or, in layperson’s terms, the notion that “I am that.” In technical Buddhist thought, the that is limited in certain ways, but for the purposes of thinking about identity and talking to my students about this concept, I expand it to almost anything: rich, poor, black, white, man, woman, a music-lover, a writer, an athlete, a city-boy, a country-boy, a techie, a lefty, a conservative, a good person, an ambitious person, a top student, a slacker, pro-Israel, pro-BDS, etc. 1,311 more words

Winter 2016

Module 1 Reflection - for EDTC6433

My triggering event question for this standard: How can I use technology to promote authenticity among my grade 6-8 Creative Writing students?

The question I claimed to be researching was specific enough, but as I read articles looking for an answer, I spiraled out of control.  629 more words