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Inner City, Houston

From time to time we have shared and will continue to share, with our client’s permission, highlights of work done together. This month, we are honored to highlight a day spent with The Fifth Ward Enrichment Program. The Fifth Ward Enrichment Program (FWEP) was begun in one of the most ...
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Inspired Teaching – Early Evaluation

Excerpts from Re-Ignition Before Burn-out The Bill Cumming Phenomenon Dr. David L. Nichols University of Maine at Orono My acquaintanceship with Bill Cumming is not yet a year old, but months of watching him work with teachers, and talking with teachers with whom he has worked convince me that here ...
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Inspired Teaching, Reality vs. Possibility

The Boothby Institute and a group of Maine teachers entered into an experiment which has the potential to alter the effectiveness of education at a global level. It was our supposition that a group of teachers who chose to come together to explore what it takes to be an inspired ...
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Namaste

“I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth and of peace. And when you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us." The ...
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Self-Care, “Care of the Soul” Preface

There is nothing like the sound of the open ocean crashing against the rocky coast of Maine. Listen for a minute and you will hear the rhythm, the pace of the sea water as it hits the shore. Day in and day out that water comes in and goes out, ...
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So You Want To Be a Teacher

(This monograph was written twenty-nine years ago. A few of the issues have changed, many have not. It is included here in its original unedited form.) If you expect to get thanked, stay out of the business. If you enjoy long hours spent watching other people expand, you came to ...
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The Roots of Violence part 1, Understanding and Knowing What to Do

The kind of violence that happened at Virginia Tech is completely understandable. Why is it so difficult for us as a society to accept that violence comes from violence? What needs to happen so that people understand that each second is either a positive contribution to a person’s development or ...
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The Roots of Violence part 2, Incarcerated People

To end the idea that anything that is accomplished regarding those who have done damage to others within our society, can be done without the presence of dignity, grace and loving kindness. How is it that the richest nation in the world has the highest rate of incarceration of its ...
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Through Our Hands

Any School Can Be Exceptional Through Our Hands (Lives of Value and Purpose, What Each of Us Can Do in Public Education) is a collection of one hundred and twenty-eight questions I could think of that might have something to do with how this turns out. Those of you in ...
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