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Kïrsten commented on Creating Connection through Sharing Our Stories

Thanks, Sarah! I added some text to the "Tell us about your idea" section based on the conversations in this comment section.

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Kïrsten commented on Creating Connection through Sharing Our Stories

Thanks, Paul! Here is something that I created and shared during our time of stay-at-home: http://www.chapterbe.com/2020/daily-being/a-collective-deep-breath/
Hopefully this help!

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Kïrsten commented on Creating Connection through Sharing Our Stories

Thank you, Oliver, for your comment and for your passion around this! I really appreciate the thought you have put into this and your work on YOUrSELF.
I believe that we have created a system that is centered and focused on compliance. Those who can comply with the system succeed, and those who do not, don't. The system is focused on outward successes and not about what it means to BE human in this world. The process in the education system is a linear one, and the reality is that life is not linear. Humans are complex beings with a multitude to emotions, beliefs, etc. So while I do feel that students are able to show one side of themselves at schools, they are not always able to show all sides. Additionally, they are at a developmental stage where they are actually trying to figure how who they are - so schools should be a space where they can try on different things, test, and experiment with who they want to BE - not be pigeonholed into one way of being. This is why, we get out of traditional schooling and experience identity crises, depression, anxieties, etc. We don't know who we are when we are not in a system telling us who we should BE.
I feel equally strong that most educators want to create a new environment where they can be connected with students in a real way that also honors their stories and motivations for becoming an educator. We have taken the love out of teaching as much as we have taken the love out of learning. Educators are burnt-out and need supports for them to tap into their whole BEings, as well!
Thanks for the conversation and for connecting!!