Posts Tagged "Writing"

Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012

Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings

Basho, M. (1999). Narrow Road to the Interior: And Other Writings. Boston: Shambhala. Summary: The Narrow Road to the Interior uses the journey as a metaphor for life. Basho’s observations on his journey to the interior stunningly juxtapose the aesthetic with the spiritual in nature. Comments: “Students particularly identify with the journey motif, one they recognize from “road” films and the like. They can pick out the essence of a haiku after reading this.” – SunHee Gertz, Professor of English, Clark...

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The Spiritual Side of Writing: Releasing the Learner’s Whole Potential

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

The Spiritual Side of Writing: Releasing the Learner’s Whole Potential

Foehr, R. P. & Schiller, S. (1997). The Spiritual Side of Writing: Releasing the Learner’s Whole Potential. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann,...

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Presence of Mind: Writing and the Domain Behind the Cognitive

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012

Presence of Mind: Writing and the Domain Behind the Cognitive

Graves, R. & Brand, A. G. (1994). Presence of Mind: Writing and the Domain Behind the Cognitive. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann,...

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Contemplative Practice in the Science Classroom: Practical approaches to the impractical / Impractical approaches to the practical

Posted by on Oct 27, 2009

A webinar with Michelle Francl, 2008 Contemplative Practice Fellow, Professor of Chemistry at Bryn Mawr, and writer for Nature Chemistry. October 22, 2009 Prof. Francl teaches writing and chemistry and embeds contemplative practices into both.  Her courses demonstrate the value of this approach for learning and doing science, where practice provides nascent scientists with another set of ways to reflect on their work in relationship to the larger world.  She explores the use of many practices adapted for classroom use including “stilling” (breath and body awareness),...

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